Fifth person diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease in Sydney inner west

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A fifth person has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease amid a fatal outbreak in Sydney’s inner west.

An elderly man died at Concord Hospital earlier in the month as a result of an outbreak in Burwood, one of numerous cases to occur in Sydney this year.

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