Infection outbreak claims three lives

Infection outbreak claims three livesFrom an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease three people have died in all after reports came that it has claimed lives of two elderly men.

According to information given by Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board, NHS GGC, the deaths that recently took place were of an 81-year-old and a 65-year-old and it also added that both these old men had under-lying health conditions.

Cases identified till now are seven with two cases being identified recently. Out of these seven cases, two are from Lanarkshire area and five of the patients are from the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clinfyde area.

Last night, in a statement, NHS GGC said, “Sadly another two people have now died from Legionnaires’ disease. One was an 81-year-old male who was one of the five existing confirmed cases and the second was a 65-year-old male admitted to hospital at the weekend suffering from the disease.”

Out of total seven identified cases, three deaths have already occurred.

It could not be stated clearly whether all the deaths that have happened took place in the same hospital but there was a connection established between the deaths.