Fifth person diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease in Sydney inner west

Labor says the state government, rather than councils, should take responsibility for air cooling system inspections after two deaths

A fifth person has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease amid a fatal outbreak in Sydney’s inner west.

An elderly man died at Concord Hospital earlier in the month as a result of an outbreak in Burwood, one of numerous cases to occur in Sydney this year.

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Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Sydney city centre rises to eight

Three more affected people were identified on Friday and it is believed they contracted the disease from a contaminated cooling tower

Health authorities in Sydney say eight people have contracted Legionnaires’ disease from an outbreak in the CBD.

Three more people were identified as affected on Friday and it is believed they contracted the disease from a contaminated cooling tower.

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Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Sydney city centre rises to eight

Three more affected people were identified on Friday and it is believed they contracted the disease from a contaminated cooling tower

Health authorities in Sydney say eight people have contracted Legionnaires’ disease from an outbreak in the CBD.

Three more people were identified as affected on Friday and it is believed they contracted the disease from a contaminated cooling tower.

Related: Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Sydney sparks health fears

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Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Sydney sparks health fears

NSW Health urges anyone who has visited the Town Hall area to be aware of symptoms after four contract the disease

NSW Health is urging anyone who has visited the Town Hall area in the Sydney CBD and has symptoms such as fever, chills, a cough and shortness of breath to see their doctor after an outbreak of legionnaires’ disease.

Related: Third case of legionnaires’ disease hits Brisbane hospital

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Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Sydney sparks health fears

NSW Health urges anyone who has visited the Town Hall area to be aware of symptoms after four contract the disease

NSW Health is urging anyone who has visited the Town Hall area in the Sydney CBD and has symptoms such as fever, chills, a cough and shortness of breath to see their doctor after an outbreak of legionnaires’ disease.

Related: Third case of legionnaires’ disease hits Brisbane hospital

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Governor urged to quit after release of emails on Flint legionnaires’ outbreak

Rick Snyder said he learned of the surge in the disease days before disclosing it last month. In fact, high Michigan officials had known about it since March

High-ranking officials in Governor Rick Snyder’s administration were aware of a surge in legionnaires’ disease potentially linked to Flint’s water long before the Michigan governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show.

After the release of the emails, the Michigan Democratic party called for Snyder to step down on Thursday.

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Governor urged to quit after release of emails on Flint legionnaires’ outbreak

Rick Snyder said he learned of the surge in the disease days before disclosing it last month. In fact, high Michigan officials had known about it since March

High-ranking officials in Governor Rick Snyder’s administration were aware of a surge in legionnaires’ disease potentially linked to Flint’s water long before the Michigan governor reported the increase to the public last month, internal emails show.

After the release of the emails, the Michigan Democratic party called for Snyder to step down on Thursday.

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Legionnaires’ disease death toll climbs in outbreak at Illinois veterans home

The state’s public health director has warned more fatalities could occur after 45 people have been sickened with severe form of pneumonia at the facility

The death toll from a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans home has climbed to seven, and the state’s public health director has warned that more fatalities could occur.

The Illinois department of veterans affairs and the state department of public health said residents of the facility in Quincy who contracted Legionnaires’, a severe form of pneumonia, had underlying medical conditions and an average age of 86.

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