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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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Third person dies after Legionnaires’ outbreak

The latest reports on the Edinburgh Legionnaires’ outbreak show that a person suspected of having the disease has died.

The individual, a man in his 60s from south west Edinburgh, had been unwell for a period of time, and is considered to be part of the original outbreak.

The Scottish Government have stressed that the outbreak has peaked.

My sincere condolences go to the family and friends of the patient who has passed away and my thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.

Despite this sad and tragic news, is important to stress that strong evidence still suggests that all cases are associated with the suspected period of exposure and that the outbreak has peaked.

– Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon

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