Scientists Reveal How Bacteria Build Homes Inside Healthy Cells

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This story is from the US but still relevant to legionella control. Bacteria are able to build camoflaged homes for themselves inside healthy cells – and cause disease – by mainipulating a natural cellular process. Purdue University biologists led a team that revealed how a pair of proteins from the bacteria Legionella pneumophila, which causes Read more…


New! Temperature Products Added To Website…

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Legionella death verdict ‘disappointing’ says chief

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A Corona is compiling a list of recommended improvements at Basildon Hospital, after an inquest ruled a patient died because of serious failings. Hospital bosses have been given a fortnight to come up with ways to stamp out Legionnaires’ disease, in the wake of the death of a patient who contracted the disease there. Raymond Cackett, Read more…


Inquest hears of ‘serious failings’ at Basildon Hospital

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A patient died of Legionnaire’s disease due to “serious failings” at Basildon Hospital an inquest found. Raymond Cackett, 54, from South Ockendon, contracted the fatal lung condition in February this year after being admitted to the hospital. He died a month later at the hospital. A three-week inquest into his death, held at Chelmsford Coroners Court, Read more…


Sickness absence review

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An independent review aimed at reducing the cost of sickness to employers, taxpayers and the economy was presented to the Government by health and business experts Dame Carol Black and David Frost on 21 November 2011. On 17 February 2011 the Government called for a major review of the sickness absence system in Great Britain Read more…


Legionella bacteria found at Boffa Hospital

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Legionella bacteria was found in part of the water system at Boffa Hospital during a routine investigation by the Environmental Health authorities, the Health Ministry said. Legionella bacteria causes Legionnaires’ disease, which results in a lung infection or pneumonia. It is not contagious. The ministry said that the necessary precautions were taken immediately and the Read more…


Merthyr recycling firm fined over Legionella risk

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A recycling company in Merthyr Tydfil has been fined for failing to control the risks of Legionella bacteria during an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in September last year. Merthyr Industrial Services (Biomass) Limited was not blamed for the outbreak around the south Wales valleys. But it was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for Read more…