Report provides road map to improve response to Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks and conserve water

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (March 9, 2020) – A new policy report, Electronic Registration Systems for Cooling Towers – Improving Public Health and Sustainability Outcomes, published by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) proposes a standardized yet flexible template for cooling tower registries that are designed to improve health outcomes, address disparity in affected populations, and increase water and energy efficiency. NSF …

Man, 72, contracted Legionnaires after trip to Turkey for wedding

A holidaymaker diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after attending his granddaughter’s wedding in Turkey has instructed specialist lawyers to investigate his illness. Thomas Peek, from Exeter, Devon, was admitted to hospital shortly after his all-inclusive holiday with 16 family and friends at two-star Akdeniz Beach Hotel in Turkey. The 72-year-old had started experiencing problems including sickness and diarrhoea around four days …

In Illinois, Legionnaires’ Disease More Prevalent Than Coronavirus

A very interesting article was published today by WCBU.org which reads as follows. With a fourth case of COVID-19 announced in Illinois Monday, coronavirus continues to dominate headlines. But experts say there’s another, more common disease that ought to be getting more attention. At issue is the waterborne illness known as Legionnaires’ Disease. It made headlines in Illinois two years …

Confirmed case of Legionnaires’ disease after investigation launched at Isle of Wight hotel and spa

According to a recent post by the Isle of Wight County Press their has now been a confirmed case of Legionnaires disease caused by the Melville Hall Hotel’s swimming facilities. The Isle of Wight Council confirmed last week high levels of Legionella bacterium, which causes the potentially-fatal water-borne disease, had been found at the Melville Hall Hotel and Utopia Spa. The council’s …

Woman sues over catching Legionnaires’ Disease in luxury hotel spa

A woman who went to Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney, Co Kerry to celebrate her wedding anniversary ended up in an induced coma after contracting Legionnaires’ Disease after using the hotel’s spa facilities, the High Court has heard. Mary Kelleher (55) was in the coma for three weeks and was discharged from hospital after 54 days in a wheelchair. She …

Legionnaires’ disease outbreak among staff closes Redhill mental health clinic

A mental health clinic had to be closed after an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease among the staff. Three staff members at Gatton Place in Redhill are known to have been diagnosed with the bacterial illness. The community mental health hub in St Matthew’s Road was closed for five days from last Wednesday (February 5) while tests and a deep clean …