Man dies of Legionnaires’ disease after Bulgarian holiday

Published on 08/22/2019 | by Waterline Admin

A man from Lanarkshire has died from Legionnaires’ disease after returning home from holiday in Bulgaria.

John Cowan, from Hamilton, died in June a week after falling ill at the Hotel Kalofer in the Sunny Beach resort.

The 43-year-old’s family believe he contracted the airborne bacteria at the hotel and are threatening legal action against holiday firm Jet2. 

Jet2 said two sets of independent tests had found no evidence of contamination at the hotel.

The flight and holiday operator confirmed two of its customers died shortly after returning to the UK from holiday in Bulgaria.

Mr Cowan’s mother Marie, a retired care assistant, said: “When John came home he was feeling unwell.

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