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Legionnaire's Disease

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people in Scotland are known by his Department or the communicable diseases surveillance centre to have died of legionnaire's disease in the last year.

The provisional number of deaths in Scotland for 1984, reported to the Registrar General, in which the underlying cause of death is Legionnaire's disease, is four. A further two deaths have been attributed to this cause by the communicable diseases (Scotland) unit, Ruchill hospital, as a result of tests carried out after the death certificates were written.