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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.

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NHS Lothian: 'all evidence points to no further exposure to Legionella infection'

Dr Duncan McCormick from NHS Lothian told ITV News that although all the evidence points towards 'no further exposure' to the Legionella infection, those with underlying health problems who are already affected will take longer to recover.

NHS Lothian report that the number of confirmed cases is still 41, with 48 suspected cases, taking the total number of overall cases to 89.

A second person was confirmed dead after contracting the disease in Edinburgh, but has not yet been named.

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