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Legionnaires confirmed at Rutland retirement development

19 May A resident at a retirement development in Rutland has tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease. A number of potential sources at Ranksborough Hall Park in Langham have been tested to try and identify the source of infection. So far, tests have shown Legionella bacteria at one source. Public Health England has said the area was immediately treated. Rutland County Council is now working with the site owner to monitor […]

June 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Melbourne • March 2017

Three men and two women ranging from 51 to 71 years of age were hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease in late March to early April. All five reported spending time in the eastern end of Melbourne’s central business district in the days before onset of illness. One of the patients required life support in intensive care but all have been discharged. Authorities are sampling in search for the source and have […]

May 31st, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Recent Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks

Mihara, Japan • March 2017 Legionella was detected in 39 people who complained of pneumonia-like symptoms after visiting an onsen in Mihara, Japan. An onsen is a Japanese hot spring and the bathing facilities and inns frequently situated around them. As a volcanically active country, Japan has thousands of onsens scattered throughout all of its major islands. 37 people were hospitalized, including a man in his 50s who has died. […]

May 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

DIY warehouse in Staffordshire to face manslaughter charges over three people who died of Legionnaires’

Three people died after being struck down with Legionella in Staffordshire. They had all visited DIY discount warehouse in Stoke in summer of 2012. Hot tub on display at store found to contain same strain as those taken ill. Coroner has criticised CPS and police for delay on prosecution decision       […]

February 9th, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

The control of legionella and other infectious agents in spa-pool systems

Spa-pool systems are a recognised source of diseases caused by infectious agents including the organism that causes Legionnaires ’ disease, primarily Legionella pneumophila. There have been a number of outbreaks linked to spa pools in leisure centres, hotels, holiday homes, on cruise ships and on display.  The recently published guidance is primarily for those who manage or operate spa-pool systems and it explains how to manage and control the risks […]

February 8th, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments