Hornchurch medical centre temporarily shut after legionella bacteria found

Hornchurch medical centre is closed until further notice after bacteria which can cause a “very serious” disease was found in the water supply. The North East London Clinical Commissioning Group (NEL CCG) announced the Billet Lane centre’s closure on Saturday (May 14) after legionella bacteria was found during a routine test of the water supply. If droplets of water containing this bacteria …

P&O Cruises addresses Legionnaires speculation

P&O Cruises has confirmed an individual who sailed on Arcadia was later diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease but denied online speculation the incident caused cruises to be cancelled. The line promptly tested the water on Arcadia, which is is scheduled to come back into service in the summer, after the diagnosis. It is currently docked in Portland, Dorset. Last month, seven sailings between …

Man spent month in a coma with Legionnaires’ disease after Benidorm trip

A MAN who spent a month in a coma after being diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease following a holiday in Spain has instructed lawyers to investigate. David Marshall, a retired union official, aged 79, from Nelson, has described how he developed symptoms including confusion, a productive cough, shortness of breath, kidney pains and diarrhoea and vomiting during a family holiday. The …

Not cleaning your air conditioner can cause pneumonia, says Department of Health

Professional air conditioner cleaning services have been swamped with work this week after Thailand’s Department of Health announced that dirty air conditioning units can cause pneumonia. Moist air conditioner units are breeding grounds for bacteria, viruses and fungi according to the department. High numbers of private residences and businesses have requested professional cleaning of their air conditioner units this week …

What are the Stages of Lobar Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is a lung infection that’s caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. It ranges from mild to severe. Some cases of pneumonia occur as a complication of another infection, like influenza or COVID-19. It can affect the entirety of your lungs or only certain portions. Your lungs are divided into five lobes — an upper, middle lobe, and lower lobe …

Health officials investigate 3rd case of Legionnaires’ disease at Waikīkī hotel

The state Department of Health is investigating an additional case of Legionnaires’ disease in a guest who stayed at The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations in Waikīkī. The visitor was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease on April 2. They stayed at the Grand Islander from March 18 to 25, the department said. This marks the third person diagnosed with Legionnaires’ …

Bacteria That Causes Legionnaires’ Disease Found in Illinois Prison Water

Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease, has been detected in the water at five correctional facilities in the past 12 months, the Illinois Department of Corrections confirmed to The Appeal. The contaminated water was found during routine quarterly testing at Stateville Correctional Centre, Joliet Treatment Centre, Graham, Kewanee, and Stateville Northern Reception and Classification Centre. State officials told The Appeal that …

The Illinois Department Of Corrections Misled The Public On Legionella Outbreak At Several Prisons

Illinois prison and health officials made misleading and inconsistent statements about a Legionella outbreak at several Illinois prisons last month, according to records and interviews with incarcerated people. Advocates and prison watchdogs say the inconsistencies highlight long-standing problems with accountability and oversight of the prison system’s water treatment practices. The Illinois Department of Corrections and the Illinois Department of Public …