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Portuguese LD death toll rises to 8

Legionnaires'-diseasePORTUGAL: The number of deaths attributed to the outbreak of legionnaires’ disease in Lisbon has climbed to eight.

The number of cases confirmed in the outbreak first reported on November 7 now stands at 311, making it one of the largest ever recorded. The eight confirmed deaths so far were patients aged from 52 to 89 years (2 females and 6 males).

The outbreak is centred in Vila Franca de Xira, a suburb about 30km from Lisbon city centre. Cooling towers of major industrial installations in the area have been closed.

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