The number of people killed by the outbreak of Legionnaires` disease in Verknyaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk Region, increased. On Wednesday, a woman died in hospital, a REGNUM correspondent was told at the Sverdlovsk Region Healthcare Ministry.
It is worth mentioning, the diagnosis "Legionnaires` disease" has not been confirmed yet, tests are being held. Overall, 167 people have been sent to hospital for the last two weeks. As of 08:00 a.m. local time today, five people were in the intensive care of the Verknyaya Pyshma Central Hospital.
First patients with signs of the Legionnaires` disease started turning to hospital on July 20. Experts are now investigating what causes of the outbreak might be. Under preliminary information, the people got infected through water-pipe in hot water. Criminal proceeding was instituted on the charge of manslaughter.
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