Cancer patients catch legionnaire's in hospital

28th February 2005, Comments 0 comments

28 February 2005 , BARCELONA-Six cancer patients have caught the potentially deadly legionnaire’s disease while being treated at a hospital near Barcelona.

28 February 2005

BARCELONA-Six cancer patients have caught the potentially deadly legionnaire’s disease while being treated at a hospital near Barcelona.

The outbreak happened at the Hospital Duran I Reynals in Hospitalet de Llobregat, health authorities said.

The six people who have been infected with the potentially deadly disease have low levels of resistance.

Health sources said the possible cause of the outbreak could be a faulty ventilation system.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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