A patient with Legionnaires’ disease was admitted to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, a large town in England, toward the end of August.
An investigation was performed to find the source of infection; it was determined by Health Protection Agency and Middlesbrough Council, however, that the patient contracted Legionnaires’ disease while traveling as it was the only case reported in the area. “Our investigation into this case of Legionnaires’ disease is now complete and all the evidence suggests that the patient acquired their infection during foreign travel” they said in a released statement.
The Health and Safety Executive also played a role in the investigation, but the investigation was deemed “closed” after it was determined that the patient was exposed to Legionella bacteria while traveling.
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