Four Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Identified in Pennsauken

The Camden County Department of Health is working alongside New Jersey Department of Health to investigate a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Pennsauken. As of Dec. 16, four cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported in people who reside in Pennsauken. The disease is a type of pneumonia caused by bacteria called legionella. “Right now, the overall risk of …

Legionnaires’ cases in Holme Wood are being investigated

A CLUSTER of Legionnaires’ disease cases linked to a property on Bradford’s largest estate are being investigated by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA). It comes after Legionella bacteria was found in the water system at a sheltered housing complex in the same area, Holme Wood. Accent Housing told the Telegraph & Argus that two Morrell Court residents had the disease, …

DHEC Investigating a Cluster of Legionnaires’ Disease in Darlington County

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is investigating a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Darlington County. To date, 13 people have been identified as part of this cluster. Legionnaires’ disease is a pneumonia caused by the bacteria Legionella and includes symptoms of fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath and muscle aches. People can get sick from Legionella by breathing …

Health bosses seek to reassure after bacteria that can cause Legionnaires’ disease found at Royal Lancaster Infirmary

The bacteria that can cause Legionnaires’ disease has been detected at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust has confirmed that low levels of legionella bacteria showed up in routine testing at the hospital. The trust confirmed that the infection was not widespread across the whole site and steps are now being taken to resolve the …

5 deaths at NYC nursing home blamed on Legionnaires’ disease

NEW YORK (AP) — Five people died of Legionnaires’ disease over the summer at a New York City nursing home that had been cited repeatedly for improper maintenance of the cooling towers where the Legionella bacteria can spread, The New York Times reported. The outbreak at Amsterdam Nursing Home, a 409-bed facility in upper Manhattan, was the city’s worst since …

Tulliallan police college shuts as Legionnaires’ disease found

TULLIALLAN Police training college has been closed temporarily for cleaning and remedial work after traces of Legionella bacteria were found at the site. Police Scotland said that all training at the Kincardine facility will be suspended while the work is carried out and the site will remain closed until cleaning and re-testing are complete. Traces of the Legionnaires’ disease bug …

Killed by Potting Mix: Woman dies after breathing in deadly bacteria while doing the gardening

Australian gardeners have been warned to take care while handling potting mix after a Sydney woman died of Legionnaires disease. The NSW Health Department issued the warning after the woman, aged in her 60s, died after reportedly breathing in bacteria while using potting mix. She became gravely ill and was rushed to hospital but later died. ‘Wetting the potting mix first also helps prevent …

Study identifies primary source of community-acquired legionnaires’ disease risk

Despite being one of the most prevalent types of Legionnaires’ disease, tracking the source of cases of community-acquired Legionnaires’ disease (CALD) is notoriously difficult. An in-depth study in Berlin over three years found that the presence of a virulent type of Legionella pneumophila in household water was a significantly greater predictor for CALD than the overall concentration of all Legionella …

Legionnaires disease found at Police Scotland college at Tulliallan

The bacteria was found within five shower heads in the Dunvegan accommodation complex – which houses female officers – during routine testing at Tulliallan in Kincardine, Fife, on Wednesday, November 16th. New recruits at Police Scotland’s training college have been given a safety warning after traces of Legionnaires’ disease were discovered in a shower block. The bacteria was found within five shower …