Independent expert on waterborne diseases, Dr. Mike Allan, has said he intends to conduct an unofficial inquiry into a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that resulted in the death of four people.
An investigation of the 2012 Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Edinburgh failed to find the source of the outbreak. 92 people were infected with Legionella bacteria in this outbreak, four of whom ultimately died.
Dr. Allan, a private contractor for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde who led Legionella testing for 14 years, said that the three-year investigation had “failed all of the families.”
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