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Rail workers threaten to strike over legionella toilet outbreak

RMT union calls for urgent meeting after ‘potentially lethal’ bacteria found in Thameslink trains A union has declared a dispute with a rail operator, claiming there has been a “potentially lethal” legionella outbreak on its trains. The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) said it has prepared its members on Thameslink for… Read more »

Is your paddling pool a cool oasis – or a giant puddle of infection?

Standing water breeds biting horseflies – and it’s just one of the ways your paddling pool may be contaminated, say experts Name: Paddling pools Age: Hundreds, if not thousands, of years old. Related: Upsurge in sleeping problems due to UK’s longest heatwave in 40 years Continue reading…

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,… Read more »

Legionnaires’ disease: patient critical after outbreak in Sydney

Two others also infected by outbreak of potentially deadly disease in city’s CBD in past week A person is fighting for life and two others are sick after another outbreak of the potentially deadly Legionnaires’ disease in Sydney. Related: Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Sydney city centre rises to eight Continue reading…

Legionnaires’ disease: patient critical after outbreak in Sydney

Two others also infected by outbreak of potentially deadly disease in city’s CBD in past week A person is fighting for life and two others are sick after another outbreak of the potentially deadly Legionnaires’ disease in Sydney. Related: Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Sydney city centre rises to eight Continue reading…

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »