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Vila Franca de Xira - Portugal

The Health Ministry in Portugal is now saying that 160 people have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease.  So far, at least four people have died and two dozen of those diagnosed are in intensive care.

The greatest concentration of Legionnaires’ disease cases were at four parishes in the district of Vila Franca de Xira, which is approximately 16 miles northeast of Lisbon.

An investigation is still underway to determine the source of the outbreak.

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