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Second death from Legionnaires’ disease

A second person has died from Legionnaires’ disease in Edinburgh.

The man, who was in his 40s, was from the Gorgie area of the city, which is at the centre of the outbreak.

It’s been reported that man had underlying health issues and was being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

The total number of confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease currently stands at 41. The number of suspected cases stands at 48.

So far, all of those infected have connections to the south-west of the city, where the outbreak is believed to have been caused by a cooling tower.

The exact source has not been identified and investigations continue.