Small rise in Legionnaires' cases in Scotland

Cases of a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Scotland have risen again, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

There are now 82 confirmed and suspected cases of Legionnaires' disease from the outbreak in the south-west of Edinburgh.

This is an increase of one in the total number of confirmed cases, taking the number to 37, and an increase of one suspected case from yesterday, taking the total to 45.

The Health and Safety Executive and Edinburgh City Council are continuing their investigations into the possible source of the outbreak.

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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.