Belgium – 16 people sickened with Legionnaires’ disease, one dead in East Flanders

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At least 16 people in the Evergem municipality of East Flanders province in northern Belgium has been sickened with Legionanaires’ disease, according to the Flemish Agency for Health and Safety (computer translated).

In addition, one patient has died while being treated at Ghent University Hospital. The first complaints from patients date from the period between April 29 and May 6. the most recent patients presented with illness between 7 and 10 May.

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