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Update on the recent Legionnaires’ Outbreak in Spain. Eurosurveillance, Europe’s journal on infectious disease epidemiology, prevention and control, is reporting a fourth death in the Legionnaires’ outbreak at the Calpe Diamante Beach Hotel.

According to the report, all four deaths have involved male travelers over 70 years of age. Two of the deceased had not sought prior medical care, and the other two died in the hospital 12 and 39 days respectively, after the onset of symptoms.

Eurosurveillance reports that currently the outbreak is restricted to 18 cases, which were all confirmed by positive urine antigen. Fifteen of the eighteen cases were travel-related with the other three involving members of the hotel staff.

Updates will be posted as they become available.


For additional information, please see the report below:

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