The number of confirmed and suspected cases in the Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Edinburgh has increased to 51.One man has died in the outbreak. He has been named as Robert Air, 56, a father of two from the Seafield area of the capital.

So far there are 24 confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease and 27 suspected infections. Of those, 14 are being treated in intensive care, two have been discharged, and the others are either being treated in hospital or in the community.

The majority of the confirmed cases have been linked geographically to the Dalry, Gorgie and the Saughton areas in Edinburgh's southwest. It is believed that water cooling towers are the suspected source of the outbreak and a number have been chemically treated.

Residents are being leafleted with information on the disease and what they should do if they are worried they could be at risk. GPs have been provided with information on spotting the signs of infection and a dedicated NHS helpline has been set up.

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