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Legionella outbreak leaves two dead

Published on 06/11/2017

The health service today confirmed the deaths of two people that had been infected with legionella in last week’s outbreak. The victims were being treated in the Santa Maria Hospital and a private clinic in Lisbon.

Graça Freitas, Director General of Health, confirmed late in the afternoon that the outbreak of legionella in the San Francisco Xavier hospital has caused the two deaths: a 70-year-old woman who was said to be suffering from other health problems and a man of 77 who also was not in the peak of health and died in the intensive care unit of a private clinic.


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