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14 August 2014 Source of Grimsby's Legionnaire's disease outbreak still not traced

posted 19 Aug 2014, 07:02 by Ian Clarenbone

HEALTH bosses are still yet to identify a source for the four cases of Legionnaires' disease detected last month in Grimsby.

 All four Legionnaires' disease sufferers in Grimsby had spent time in the Freeman Street area

 A spokesperson from Public Health England said that the four people who had contracted the disease were responding to treatment and that there had been no further cases.

 The early symptoms of Legionnaires' disease are similar to those of "flu-like" illnesses that circulate frequently and include muscle aches, tiredness, headaches, dry cough and fever.

 Most cases make a full recovery, but it can lead to death in ten to 15 per cent of cases.

 However, health bosses have stressed that there is no need for anyone who is only mildly unwell with symptoms of respiratory illness to see their GP.