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 …

Bacteria which can cause Legionnaire’s Disease found in leisure centre

The bacteria which can cause Legionnaire’s Disease has been discovered in the showers at a Norfolk leisure centre. Inspections have identified the legionella contamination in both the male and female showers at the Long Stratton Leisure Centre. That bacteria can cause the lung infection Legionnaire’s Disease. Droplets of water which contain the bacteria can cause the infection if they are …

Legionnaires’ disease – ways to prevent and treat the illness

This weeks blog is aimed more at the younger audience, specifically students or anyone living in flat accommodation. The article which comes from studentnewspaper.org goes into a bit of depth about what legionnaires disease is, how to prevent it, but also how to treat it in the early stages. Whilst at university, it is important to know about other illnesses …

Warning of ‘high risk’ to water supply at Glasgow hospital

The BBC has published a very interesting article about the warnings of high risk water that were placed in the Glasgow Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. Warnings about the risk of water contamination at Scotland’s largest hospital were issued just days after it opened, according to a leaked report. The 2015 inspection report into Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) was …

Potential killer in UK water systems is monitored via ‘internet of things’

A pair of young entrepreneurs have developed a revolutionary smart sensor that is purpose-built to wage war on the deadly legionella bug. Technology expert Florin Mangu and water hygiene engineer Joe Finn are launching the new Remote Tech ‘S1’ sensor via their research and development company, in response to the increase in the number of legionella outbreaks in the UK.   The device …