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Legionella Management in Sheltered Accommodation

Sheltered Accommodation Providers Hi All, Have you heard the storey about the Legionella positive results obtained from a sheltered accommodation block in Lincoln? No one was infected, but drastic steps have been taken to prevent any of the 51 elderly residents catching the disease. Well done to the Council, we take our hats off to… Read more »

London at risk of ‘catastrophic’ legionnaires’ outbreak, report says

Leaked HSE report by inspectors before 2012 Olympics highlights danger of poor management of cooling towers London could experience an outbreak of legionnaires’ disease with potentially “catastrophic consequences” for people’s health because of poor management of cooling towers and evaporative condensers near busy transport hubs and Olympic venues, according to a leaked Health and Safety… Read more »

London at risk of ‘catastrophic’ legionnaires’ outbreak, report says

Leaked HSE report by inspectors before 2012 Olympics highlights danger of poor management of cooling towers London could experience an outbreak of legionnaires’ disease with potentially “catastrophic consequences” for people’s health because of poor management of cooling towers and evaporative condensers near busy transport hubs and Olympic venues, according to a leaked Health and Safety… Read more »

Inspection cutbacks could lead to deadly legionnaire’s outbreaks

Proactive checks on potential legionella breeding grounds have halved in three years, says UK health and safety watchdog Inspections of sites identified as potential breeding grounds for legionnaires’ disease have almost halved over the last three years. The sharp decline has resulted in warnings that cutbacks are having a damaging effect on public health and… Read more »

Inspection cutbacks could lead to deadly legionnaire’s outbreaks

Proactive checks on potential legionella breeding grounds have halved in three years, says UK health and safety watchdog Inspections of sites identified as potential breeding grounds for legionnaires’ disease have almost halved over the last three years. The sharp decline has resulted in warnings that cutbacks are having a damaging effect on public health and… Read more »

Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Staffordshire blamed on hot tub

Samples taken from tub at JTF Mega Discount Warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent match those from patients Health authorities say a hot tub is the “probable” source of an outbreak of legionnaires’ disease in Staffordshire. Samples taken from a tub at the Stoke-on-Trent branch of the JTF Mega Discount Warehouse match those taken from patients with an… Read more »

Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Staffordshire blamed on hot tub

Samples taken from tub at JTF Mega Discount Warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent match those from patients Health authorities say a hot tub is the “probable” source of an outbreak of legionnaires’ disease in Staffordshire. Samples taken from a tub at the Stoke-on-Trent branch of the JTF Mega Discount Warehouse match those taken from patients with an… Read more »

Legionnaires’ investigation continues after fatal outbreak in Stoke

Eight people remain in hospital as cooling towers are treated with chlorine and spas and air-conditioning systems tested Efforts to identify the source of legionnaires’ disease in Stoke-on-Trent are continuing, after the outbreak which has so far which has killed one person and infected at least 15 others. Eight people, aged between their late-40s and… Read more »