The five were being treated at Chelmsey hospital in a specialist unit caring for mentally handicapped and disabled people. A spokesman said that the results of tests on the illness, which has similar symptoms to Legionnaire's disease, will be known today.
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Two patients have died and three others are seriously ill after an outbreak of a chest infection at a hospital in Birmingham.