'Lucky to be alive' - the pensioner who had Legionnaires disease

A pensioner from Kent who nearly died from Legionnaires disease has returned home after 7 weeks in hospital.

Peter Apps from Sittingbourne was put into an induced coma as he fought for his life in the intensive care unit at Medway Maritime Hospital. The hotel he stayed in before becoming critically ill is being tested for signs of the legionella bacteria.

Peter Apps survives after contracting Legionnaires disease Credit: Peter Apps

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