Legionnaires disease: Eight in hospital

Eight patients are now in hospital after an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.

Eight patients remain in hospital and all are in a stable or improving condition. Three patients were well enough to go home today and have been discharged.

– A spokesman for University Hospital of North Staffordshire

We are treating a patient transferred from the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, confirmed with Legionnaires' disease who is in a critical but stable condition.

– A spokesman for Glenfield hospital, Leicester

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Legionnaires' cases in Stoke

Another case of Legionnaires' disease has been confirmed in Stoke-on-Trent following an outbreak in the city thought to be linked to a hot tub.