Legionnaires’ disease outbreak over in Edinburgh

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in which three people died has been declared over by health officials.

The move follows a review by the incident management team, chaired by NHS Lothian.

The outbreak in Edinburgh, which came to light at the end of May, is thought to have centred on a cluster of cooling towers in the south west of the city.

To date, the total number of confirmed and suspected cases is 101.

It appears that the action taken at the start of the outbreak was effective, health chiefs said……


Read more at http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/legionnaires-disease-outbreak-over-in-edinburgh-7956589.html

[Source: The Independent – Wed 18th July 2012]

To learn more about Legionnaires’ disease, read the following article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-18339523

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