A third person has died after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in North Carolina

A new article has risen from CNN, written by Nicole Chavez and Jamiel Lynch, stating that a third person has died from the legionnaires outbreak in North Carolina. None of the victims has been identified by authorities and health officials have not discussed the circumstances of their deaths. The 140 cases involve people from several North Carolina counties and a …

Water Coolers Banned from Scotland’s Hospitals to Minimise Infection Risks

A recent blog posted on Legionella Control. com has revealed news that water coolers have been taken out from Scotland’s Hospitals in order to minimise the risk of water born infections. This opens the discussion of if they should also be banned from England and Wales?   Water coolers have been in question for years in hospitals and offices simply …

The importance of performing legionella risk assessments in UK businesses

This blog is focussed around an article publish by Business Matter Magazine based around how important it is to perform your legionella risk assessments regularly. The article discusses why it is important to have a legionella prevention plan in place with this to say. “Businesses must comply with the legislation set by the HSE, failure to comply can result in …

Hot Tub Displays at State Fair Eyed as Link to Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

The hot tub exhibits at a state fair might be to blame for North Carolina’s recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever, which sickened more than 100 people and killed at least one, health officials said. Visitors to the N.C. Mountain State Fair who developed the lung infections were more likely to have walked past the hot tub displays inside the Davis Event Center, where …

6 hospitalized by legionnaires’ disease in south-central London

It’s been released that 6 adults have been diagnosed with legionaries’ disease with all cases geographically linked to a south-central London neighbourhood that hasn’t been named. The article written by Andrew Lupton for CBC News explains how Dr. Alex Summers, Middlesex-London Health Unit’s associate medical officer of health, says they’ve been investigating the cases for the past few weeks. “We have …

Shop owners warned they could face legal action over Legionnaires’ Disease threat

Legal action could be taken against shopkeepers if they do not take the deadly legionella bug seriously, council bosses in Barrow have warned. It follows ‘critical and serious’ issues being found during council-ordered risk assessments at shops it leases out in Barrow, Walney and Dalton. The article from the local Mail newspaper states “A meeting was told that shopkeepers have …

PHE- Monthly Legionella Report- July

The department of Public Health England have released their monthly legionella report for July 2019. We plan on releasing and sharing them all month by month via this blog so follow along with our social media to stay updated. As you can see from the charts taken form the document bellow, the number of confirmed cases is higher on average …

Legionella Traces Found in Leeds Care Home

In an article by Daniel Sheridan for the Yorkshire Evening Post it has been found that traces of legionella has been seen in water samples from a care home in Leeds. Leeds Council have assured residents and family members that both staff and people staying in the care home aren’t at risk of legionella disease. However, bosses at Donisthorpe Hall …