Case of suspected Legionnaire’s Disease

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It commonly starts with a ‘flu-like’ illness and may later develop complications. Legionnaire’s disease does not spread from person to person, It therefore poses no risk to family, friends, carers or care workers. LA man is being treated in St.Bernards Hospital for suspected Legioneeaire’s disease, after being admitted with non-specific symptons. It is believed that Read more…


Burnley hotel Legionnaires’ Disease rumours quashed

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Rumours of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at Burnley’s Keirby Hotel have been quashed. The hotel, now known as the Crown, has been closed for six weeks and all 48 studentsfrom UCFB College of Football Business moved elsewhere following boiler trouble at the premises. A distressed mum of one of the students rang the Burnley Read more…


Legionella bacteria found at Lincoln sheltered housing

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The bacteria which can cause a fatal lung infection has been found in sheltered accommodation in Lincoln. Legionella, which can lead to Legionnaires’ disease, was discovered in the water system at St Botolph’s Court, which has 51 elderly residents. The city council said bottled drinking water and alternative bathing facilities had been provided. A chemical clean of Read more…


Legionella pneumophila Persists within Biofilms

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Legionella pneumophila, the agent of Legionnaires’ disease pneumonia, is transmitted to humans following the inhalation of contaminated water droplets. In aquatic systems, L. pneumophilasurvives much of time within multi-organismal biofilms. Therefore, we examined the ability of L. pneumophila (clinical isolate 130b) to persist within biofilms formed by various types of aquatic bacteria, using a bioreactor with flow, steel Read more…


Husband’s pain as Carmarthen Legionnaire’s victim Iona James emerges from coma to begin recovery

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A CARMARTHEN woman has spent three and a half weeks in a coma after contracting Legionnaire’s disease. Iona James was moved out of intensive care at the town’s Glangwili Hospital on Monday night.  The 66-year-old will have to learn how to walk, feed herself and carry out many other everyday activities after losing strength while Read more…


Man dies after Legionella found in council care home

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A 95-year-old man who was recovering from a stroke in a council care home had died from Legionnaires’ Disease. The man was staying in The Willows Care Home in Hexham Road, Whitley when he contracted pneumonia which was found to be caused by the Legionella bacterium. He was taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital where he Read more…


London at risk of ‘catastrophic’ legionnaires’ outbreak, report says

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London could experience an outbreak of legionnaire’s disease with potentially “catastrophic consequences” for people’s health because of poor management of cooling towers and evaporative condensers near busy transport hubs and Olympic venues, according to a leaked Health & Safety Executive (HSE) Report. The stark warning is contained in a report by the HSE detailing the results Read more…


The Importance of Legionella Testing

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Legionella is an aquatic organism that is naturally found in water supplies such as ponds, streams, rivers etc. When water is extracted from these natural sources it is treated to ensure that any bacteria that is present is killed off. However, on rare occasions, bacteria can survive and can replicate very rapidly. Legionella can be Read more…