Number of Legionnaires' cases rises to 80

Cases of a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease have risen again, the Scottish Government's Health Secretary has confirmed.

There are now 80 confirmed and suspected cases of Legionnaires' disease from the outbreak in the south-west of Edinburgh.

This is an increase of eight in the total number of confirmed cases and a decrease of two suspected cases.

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Suspected Legionnaires' death

A third person suspected of having Legionnaires disease has died. The Scottish Government said the man in his 60s, from south west Edinburgh, had been unwell for a while. His condition was linked to the original outbreak.