Residents urged to sign up for legionnaires’ surveys

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ALMOST 1500 people have been asked to take part in two studies aimed at unravelling the mysteries of the Capital’s legionella outbreak. With the crisis declared officially over, authorities are turning their attention to learning more about the legionnaires’ outbreak, which claimed three lives after the first cases emerged in late May, and left dozens Read more…


Legionnaires’ disease in Stoke-on-Trent: Four more cases

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Four more Legionnaires’ disease cases have been confirmed in Stoke-on-Trent, taking the total to 15. The Health Protection Agency said a man in a critical condition had been sent to Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. Another person in a critical condition was being treated at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire along with 13 other patients. Read more…


Two more Legionnaires’ disease cases in Stoke-on-Trent

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Two more Legionnaires’ disease cases have been confirmed in Stoke-on-Trent. It brings the total number of people being treated at University Hospital of North Staffordshire to nine, all aged between their late 40s and mid 70s. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is looking into two cases that were identified earlier in the summer as it is Read more…


Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Stoke-on-Trent

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Seven people are being treated for Legionnaires’ disease in an outbreak in Stoke-on-Trent. Those affected are six men and a woman, aged between their late 40s and 75, health officials said. Two men in their 70s are described as “stable” and the other patients are said to be “improving”. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said all Read more…


Deadly bug survivors in inquiry call

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RESIDENTS who survived the recent outbreak of legionnaires’ disease have launched a legal campaign to demand a full public inquiry. The group has teamed up with legal firm Thompsons Solicitors, a practice which specialises in personal injury cases, to call for the 
investigation.The recent legionella outbreak, which killed three and left dozens more seriously ill, Read more…


Legionnaires’ bug at hospitals

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BACTERIA which causes the potentially deadly legionnaires disease has been detected at two of Jersey’s hospitals. The legionella bacteria was found in the Gwyneth Huelin out-patients wing of the General Hospital and the Queen’s House section of St Saviour’s Hospital during routine monitoring of water supplies. According to the Health department, a ‘low virulence’ strain Read more…


HSE Opens Consultation on Revision of Legionella L8 ACoP

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened consultations on proposals to review the Legionella L8 ACoP, Approved Codes of Practices and compliance related ACoPs, as recommended by Professor Löfstedt’s independent review of health and safety legislation, ‘Reclaiming health and safety for all’. The consultation seeks views on proposals for the revision, consolidation or withdrawal of 15 ACoPs, which Read more…