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New York legionnaires’ disease outbreak leaves seven dead, officials say

More than 80 people diagnosed in outbreak linked to Bronx cooling towers Health officials expect to identify more cases New York City health officials say seven people with legionnaires’ disease have died amid an outbreak that has sickened dozens more. Health officials presented updated figures on Monday at a public town hall meeting. They said… Read more »

Edinburgh legionnaires’ outbreak: no charges as source cannot be found

Scottish Crown Office says it has proved impossible to identify source of the bacterial outbreak in 2012, which killed four people Prosecutors have decided against bringing any criminal charges over the deaths of four people in a legionnaires’ disease outbreak in west Edinburgh three years ago. The Crown Office, Scotland’s prosecution authority, said it had… Read more »

Edinburgh legionnaires’ outbreak: no charges as source cannot be found

Scottish Crown Office says it has proved impossible to identify source of the bacterial outbreak in 2012, which killed four people Prosecutors have decided against bringing any criminal charges over the deaths of four people in a legionnaires’ disease outbreak in west Edinburgh three years ago. The Crown Office, Scotland’s prosecution authority, said it had… Read more »

Home-birthing pools recalled after baby falls ill with legionnaires’ disease

NHS and Public Health England ban certain types of heated pool and question suppliers over safety precautions Hired home-birthing pools across the country have been recalled and hire companies put under scrutiny after a baby born using one of the heated pools developed legionnaires’ disease. The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) have banned certain… Read more »

Legionnaires’ disease in baby is linked to heated birthing pool

Public Health England and NHS warn of hazard as newborn needs intensive care after birth in pool infected with bacteria Expectant mothers have been warned not to use certain types of heated birthing pools at home after a baby born in one acquired legionnaires’ disease. Public Health England and NHS England issued the warning for… Read more »

Hospital trust that failed to ensure patients’ safety is fined £350k

Basildon hospital admitted failing to protect patients and visitors after two people died after contracting legionnaires’ disease A hospital trust has been ordered to pay fines and costs of £350,000 for failing to ensure the safety of its patients. Basildon hospital admitted failing to protect patients and visitors between 2006 and 2007 after James Compton,… Read more »

Third case of legionnaires’ disease hits Brisbane hospital

Wesley Hospital launches investigation into further case of deadly disease after death of patient last week The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane is investigating a third case of legionnaires’ disease, after one patient died and another was put in intensive care last week. The current case is being investigated after a patient returned a positive reading… Read more »

Third case of legionnaires’ disease hits Brisbane hospital

Wesley Hospital launches investigation into further case of deadly disease after death of patient last week The Wesley Hospital in Brisbane is investigating a third case of legionnaires’ disease, after one patient died and another was put in intensive care last week. The current case is being investigated after a patient returned a positive reading… Read more »