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Month: May 2018

Legionella case suspected in a Hospital

Legionella case suspected in a Hospital

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and UW Medicine reported a probable Legionella outbreak. This is believed to be an isolated case, Legionella bacteria is not transmitted from person to person. The center have notified people who were on the areas concerned. Many analysis will identify possible source for this exposure.   In response, UW Medical Center installed special filters on all showers and sinks in the inpatient rooms. A robust water management plan was also developed that includes testing and monitoring…

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Legionella bacteria discovered in a hotel.

Legionella bacteria discovered in a hotel.

  Legionnaires’ outbreak appear in differents places like hospitals, hotels, campings, but are not easy to eradiquate. Last year two cases of legionnaires’outbreak were discovered in a hotel. That led to a temporary closure until further analysis. No more cases appeared after this incident. But this month, another outbreak was declared. Indeed, an elevated levels of legionella have been detected and new legionnaires’ disease have been associated. The hotel took measures to solve the problem. Legionella bacteria are found in…

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Staffordshire Housing Association – Legionella is present.

Staffordshire Housing Association – Legionella is present.

Staffordshire Housing Association (SHA) manage around 3000 homes for rent. Last week, analysis showned that Legionella contaminated differents areas of this facility. Bacteria was discovered in the hot water supplies at a flats complex housing hundreds of residents. This problem led to the temporary closure of the communal areas but individual apartments are safe. The director ask to shutdown hot water supplies to the communal areas until the end of the contamination. The contamination was discovered on May, 3 after…

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Legionnaires’ outbreak in Melbourne

Legionnaires’ outbreak in Melbourne

Legionnaires’ outbreak in Mebourne shopping center and Airport West.   Last week had been detect legionnaire’outbreak in Melbourne. Indeed, three men had been in hospital after visiting the same areas in Melbourne and contracting legionnaire’s disease. The department of Health and Human Services is investigating a possible link to cooling towers in Gladstone Park. Cooling towers are areas, where the bacteria legionella could proliferate, contaminate water droplets and be reject in atmosphere lead to legionnaires disease for people who are…

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Legionella in University of Windsor

Legionella in University of Windsor

Legionnaire disease is a potentiel fatal lung infection. It appears with legionella contamination. One year ago, April 2017, at Windsor University the water was shut off during severals days because of legionella presents in pumbing systems. In consequence, each year they do water analysis, that lead to in April 2018 the closing of buildings again. No student residences are affected, according to a spokesperson for the University of Windsor. The affected buildings are: Chrysler Hall Tower Lambton Tower Essex Hall…

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