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17/01/17 Man dies in new Legionnaire's outbreak in Birmingham

A man who was among seven people infected in a fresh outbreak of Legionnaires' disease died today, health officials said.

 He died at Sandwell General Hospital in the West Midlands, said a spokeswoman for Sandwell Health Authority.

"We can confirm that this man was receiving treatment, but his condition deteriorated through the night and unfortunately he died at 5am this morning," she added.

The man who died was in his 50s and from the Halesowen area of the West Midlands.

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