Expert: Portugal’s new anti-Legionella regime fits with EU tap water rules

An article posted by Euractiv.com goes into detail about a new tap system developed in Portugal that is supposed to effectively prevent the production and spread of Legionnaires disease. The new Portuguese framework for the prevention and control of Legionnaires’ diseases is compatible with the flexibility allowed under the European Union’s overhauled tap water rules, a Portuguese health expert has …

Legionella found in water at CVPH; no illness reported

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX) – The Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh has Legionella bacteria in its water systems. That’s the pathogen that can cause Legionnaires’ disease, which can be fatal. There are no cases of Legionnaires’ disease attributed to the water at CVPH. The hospital says it has only treated three cases of Legionnaires’ in the last 15 months and …

Water bacteria warning issued to businesses forced to close amid coronavirus

More and more articles are popping up with regards to business’ undertaking the correct procedures to ensure safe water systems post the covid 19 lockdown. This article from the South Wales Guardian reports as follows. Carmarthenshire Council’s environmental health team is letting people know of a few simple actions they should take when returning to premises that have been empty …

New Legionnaires’ disease case discovered months after North Portland outbreak

An article posted on Friday 19th March by katuabc.com details a new case of legionnaires disease breaking out in North Portland months after a previous outbreak. PORTLAND, Ore — Months after an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in North Portland, Multnomah County says it was informed of a new case earlier this week. Back in January, one person died and three more …

New Jersey Department of Health is investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease — a bacteria-triggered form of pneumonia — in Union County in which at least 14 cases, including one death, were confirmed. The cases were reported to the state’s Department of Health between Feb. 3 and Feb. 26, according to officials. Health officials are working with the …

Warning of legionnaires’ disease after lockdown eases

STROUD District Council’s environmental health team is contacting businesses that have been shut during the Coronavirus pandemic with advice on how to identify the risk of Legionella so they can safely re-open when Government guidance allows.   Simon Pickering, Stroud District Council’s chair of Environment Committee said: “Every business that has a water supply and has been closed must take …

14 Legionnaires Cases and 1 Death in Union County, North Carolina Prompts Call for Review

14 Legionnaires Cases and 1 Death in Union County, North Carolina Prompts Call for Review. An article released by prnewswire.com tells of a series of new cases of legionnaires disease in Union County, North Carolina. The article reads: UNION COUNTY, N.J., March 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Union County is again battling a rash of Legionnaires’ disease cases with one death reported, mirroring 2019 …

GAA warn clubs on dangers posed by stagnant water supplies

A recent article by the Irish Examiner written by John Fogarty reports how GAA Clubs have been warned to check and flush their stagnant water systems before returning to any regular formal play. This comes after multiple cases of illness’ were reported in 2019 and 202o that we traced back to the local clubs water systems either in showers or …

Businesses must flush out water supply before reopening to avoid deadly Legionnaires’ disease risk, government says

Businesses must flush out water supply before reopening to avoid deadly Legionnaires’ disease risk, government says. An article release by The Independent goes into detail of how the Government is warning reopening business and buildings to prepare to do a full flush of their water systems before reopening. “Businesses have been warned to flush out the water supply in their …