Health Care Unit Concludes Legionaries Disease Investigation

Another article has been released by Barrie 360 concluding the bacteria case that started in December of 2019 after 5 cases of legionnaires disease were reported. An investigation into an increase in Legionnaires’ disease cases in Barrie has concluded. The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) announced the investigation on December 11th, 2019 after five cases of the disease were …

Fears that bacteria which can cause Legionnaire’s Disease found in Norfolk hospital

In a post written by the North Norfolk News, reporter David Bale discusses the concerns that the North Walsham and District War Memorial Hospital has tested positive for a bacteria that may cause legionnaires disease. Inspections have identified a possible legionella contamination at North Walsham and District War Memorial hospital. That bacteria can cause the lung infection Legionnaire’s Disease, also …

Legionnaires’ Disease Reported At Bolingbrook Senior Center, Chicago

After learning earlier this week about the ongoing cases of legionaries disease in Chicago nursing homes, yesterday CBS posted an article stating another resident of a separate home has tested positive for the disease. CHICAGO (CBS) — The Will County Health Department is investigating a “health care-associated case” of Legionnaires’ disease at a Bolingbrook senior center. Both the WCHD and the …

3 Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease at 2 Chicago Nursing Homes

The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Chicago Department of Public Health are investigating three cases of Legionnaires’ disease at two North Side nursing homes. Two residents at Balmoral Nursing Home (2055 W. Balmoral Ave.) and one resident at Admiral at the Lake (929 W. Foster Ave.) have been diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease, according to the Illinois Department of …

Australians who have recently travelled to Bali or are planning to head to the Indonesian island are warned of Legionnaires’ risk

Western Australians who have recently been to Bali or are planning a trip to the island are being warned of a potential risk of Legionnaires’ disease at Ramayana Resort and Spa in central Kuta. It comes after the fourth notified case in WA since February. WA Health Department director of communicable disease control Paul Armstrong said the hotel was linked …

Newborn baby was first victim of Legionnaires outbreak

Welcome back from the New Year and Christmas break. Sadly the first blog back is not good news as it looks into a post from the Evening Standard revealing how a new born was the first of 3 people to be effected by legionnaires outbreak in a block of flats within the Dolphin Square complex (Pimlico, London) in February 2019. …

Leeds care home responds after Legionnaires’ bacteria found in water

Following on from an earlier article from the Yorkshire Evening Post the Leeds care home now wants to reassure residents and staff that their water systems are safe. The bacteria – which when inhaled is the most common cause of Legionnaires’ disease – was recently found in samples taken at Donisthorpe Hall on Shadwell Lane but managers say there is …

Care home ‘requires improvement’ after health risks exposed

A recent article posted by the Basing Stoke Gazzette discusses how a local Care Home is at risk of disease. Elderly patients were at risk of Legionnaire’s disease for months after health inspectors ordered Heatherside Care Home to urgently improve their care and safety standards. Care Quality Commission (CQC) outline a series of concerns with fire safety and medicinal practices throughout …

Four Cases of Legionaries Disease in Barrie

Their has been a new article released by Barrie360.com explaining how their has recently been 4 new cases of legionaries outbreaking in the city. Published 12th December 2019. Health officials are trying to trace the source of four cases of Legionnaires’ Disease in Barrie. It’s unusual to have this many cases in the city all at once. The average is …

More Washington Heights residents sue after contracting Legionnaires’ disease

More lawsuits poured in Friday against a Washington Heights housing complex whose cooling tower allegedly gave residents and visitors Legionnaires’ disease last year. Nine new plaintiffs, including locals and visitors, say the Sugar Hill Project at 898 St. Nicholas Ave. at 155th Street, had a contaminated cooling tower that spread water droplets that gave them the Legionella bacteria, landing them …