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Month: August 2018

Increase of Legionnaires’ disease

Increase of Legionnaires’ disease

 The number of Legionnaires’ disease increase Department of Public Health of differents areas give an alarm because of the rising of Legionnaires cases. Indeed, in Ireland the data showed that the number doubled with 10 cases in 2016, less than 2017 with 25 cases resulting in four deaths. The HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Unit said “The incidence of the disease is now 5.3 cases per million population but 13.8 per million among those aged over 50 years.” People who are over…

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Legionella detected in Watkins Glen Hotel

Legionella detected in Watkins Glen Hotel

Legionella in pools and spa According to the New York state Department of Health, in July,  at the Watkins Glen Hotel pools and spa, Legionella was detected. Two guests were exposed to that bacteria Guests at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel between July 16 and Aug. 1 and were near the pool and spa may have been exposed to Legionella bacteria. People who are more sensible to legionella contamination are old people, whose wih an immune systems, smokers, children. The initial…

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Nuneaton club had to temporarily close

Nuneaton club had to temporarily close

NUNEATON CLUB CLOSE THE DOOR-Legionella   The nuneaton club had to temporarily close. Indeed two cricket players, contracted legionella disease from showers in the changing rooms. Due to the facility had to take the decision to close in order to minimise exposure to their members, guests and staff. Legionnaires’ disease is a rare but potentially life threatening illness. People become infected with inhalation of water droplets contaminated. Early symptoms include a ‘flu-like’ illness with muscle aches, tiredness, headaches, dry cough…

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Bronx hospital discovers legionella

Bronx hospital discovers legionella

Legionella bacteria develops in many areas, and hospitals, camping and hotels have to be careful with the summer and potentiel contamination. In Jacobi medical center in the Bronx, a legionella contamination was discovered after a routine test of the water potable systems. The area is closed and the hospital use bottled and filter to protect residents. The disease, a type of pneumonia, is contracted when people breathe in water vapor that has the bacteria Legionella, which grows in warm water in…

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