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…


Legionella discovered at Cupar care home

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Fife Council has confirmed a recent discovery of legionella at Cupar’s North Eden care home has been dealt with. The Fife Herald understands that higher than normal levels of the bacteria were found in the water supply at the local authority owned home. Fife Council’s head of older people service, Louise Bell, confirmed the incident occurred in Read more…


Edinburgh Legionnaires’ outbreak: Third death reported

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The Scottish government has said that a third person has died in the Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak in Edinburgh. The man, from south west Edinburgh, was in his 60s and had been unwell for some time. The total number of cases now stands at 99, 50 of them confirmed and the remainder suspected. Ten patients are being treated Read more…


Edinburgh legionnaires cases hit 98

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The latest reports on the Edinburgh legionnaires’ outbreak show two further cases of the disease – one confirmed and one suspected – bringing the total to 98. The individuals have been unwell for a period of time, are considered to be part of the origional outbreak and are being treated outwith the NHS Lothian area.  Read more…


5000 breathed in deadly legionella bug

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THE NHS has launched a new probe into the hidden victims of the Capital’s legionnaires’ outbreak as it emerged an estimated 5000 people breathed in the potentially deadly bug. Two people have died and another 94 have been struck down by confirmed or suspected cases of legionnaires’ disease, but one expert today warned that figure Read more…


Legionnaires’ cases total hits 50

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The number of confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease following a deadly outbreak has reached 50, the Scottish Government has confirmed. The total was reached after another person contracted the bug. The number of suspected cases has also risen by one to 48, according to the figures. Two men with the disease have died since the start Read more…


Legionella Seminars – hosted by Angus Council

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ANGUS Council has organised a series of seminars to give local employers information on how to prevent the spread of the Legionella bacteria. The seminars will take place on Tuesday, July 10, Wednesday, July 11, and Friday, July 17, in Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park in Forfar. The council’s environmental health spokesman, Councillor Mairi Evans, Read more…


Legionnaires’ disease case confirmed in Gloucestershire

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Investigations are under way after a case of Legionnaires’ disease was confirmed in Gloucestershire. Health bosses stressed it was an isolated case yesterday but one said the source may never be known. The man, in his 70s, had been an inpatient on a ward at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital but it is not yet known where the Read more…