March 4, 2024



David Sassoli absent in EU Parliament due to Legionnaires’ disease


By Euronews

European Parliament President David Sassoli has said he will return to his duties “soon” after medical tests related to a case of Legionnaires’ disease.

Sassoli, 65, was first hospitalised in September in Strasbourg with a “bad case of pneumonia” due to the bacteria Legionella, the parliament president said in a video statement posted to Twitter.

“I had a very high fever and was hospitalised in Strasbourg. I then returned to Italy to recover, but unfortunately, I had a relapse,” Sassoli said.

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