22 people have become ill with Legionnaires’ disease in Sabadell, a small town near Barcelona, Spain. According to the regional health department, two of the 22 have died as a result of their illnesses.
The Legionnaires’ disease outbreak which began on September 5, involves twelve men and 10 women between the ages of 45 and 94 years, said the Catalonia regional health department last Tuesday in its statement. Of the remaining 20 patients, 17 are still hospitalized and three have been discharged.
An investigation regarding these cases is ongoing and the health department has yet to find the source of the outbreak.
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