Inquiry into Legionnaires cases in Glasgow

Published:  06 May, 2011

GLASGOW: There has been a rise in the number of people with Legionnaires Disease in Glasgow.

The NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Public Health Protection Unit are investigating the deaths of five people. Public Health consultant, Dr Syed Ahmed, said an investigation would be carried out to establish whether there is a common link.

"At this early stage in these investigations we have established no link between the cases," he said.

Legionella bacteria that cause Legionnaires Disease cannot be spread from person to person. Legionella bacteria are found in water and are spread through aerosols produced from water, such as air conditioning systems and showers.

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