Portugal – Legionnaires’ disease update: Additional cases/death recorded

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In a follow-up on the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in northern Portugal region of Greater Porto, officials report from October 29 through November 29, 88 registered cases, including 10 deaths.

The outbreak, which has affected the cities of Matosinhos, Vila do Conde and Póvoa de Varzim, has decreased after the cooling towers of an industry in Matosinhos were disconnected where the bacteria was detected.

“Since the operation of the aforementioned cooling towers was suspended, there has been a marked decrease in the number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the aforementioned geographical area,” ARS / Norte said in a statement this Sunday.

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