Thursday, June 14, 2012

Legionnaires' Outbreak Claims Second Life

A second man has died from an outbreak of legionnaires' disease in Edinburgh.

The man, in his 40s, was from the Gorgie area of Edinburgh, which is in the centre of the area affected.

Sky News understands that he had underlying health problems and had been admitted to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary early on in the outbreak.

Forty-one people have fallen victim to legionnaires' since the end of May. The number of suspected cases stands at 48.

The first man to die was 56-year-old Robert Air, who had been working on a building site in Gorgie, to the south west of Edinburgh.

News of a second fatality comes as figures were indicating the outbreak had peaked. Read More