Legionella Outbreak In Lisbon Portugal Kills Five People

5 people have died and 38 are in intensive care in an outbreak of Legionnaires disease that started in an  area on the outskirts of Lisbon Portugal. The local authorities are still trying to identify the course and have advised people to avoid showers

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Attention all Landlords and Property Owners…..

Did you know that landlords & property owners can now incur hefty fines if they don't follow the recently updated legionella legislation..... Click on the link below for the full article and if you have any questions or need any advice please call

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Victims of the Legionnaires outbreak in Edinburgh in 2012 look for answers.

It has been 2 years since the outbreak in Edinburgh in which 4 people died and 45 others needed hospital treatment after contracting Legionnaires disease. Lawyers representing victims are going to court in a bid to identify the source of the

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33 businesses found to be at risk of Legionnaires disease in the Hinkley area

Out of 33 businesses in the Hinkley Borough considered to be at risk of housing the legionella bacteria which causes Legionnaires disease only half  have evidence of having sufficient programmes in place to prevent an outbreak, the rest will now undergo

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South Somerset Council issue Legionaires Disease warning to sports hall users.

The pavilion on Tintinhull sports hall has been advised about the dangers of contracting legionnaires disease as standards were not met when inspected by council officers. Click on the following link to read the full story    http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/Warnings-sports-hall-users-contract-lung/story-21264842-detail/story.html  

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Baby in intensive care with Legionnaires could be caused by heated home birthing pool.

Expectant mums are being warned about using certain heated birthing pools at home after a new born baby has acquired legionnaires disease after being born in one and is now in intensive care. Read the following article for more information http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jun/17/legionnaires-disease-heated-birthing-pool-baby-public-health

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An outbreak of Legionnaires disease in Edinburgh 2012 is currently being probed by Crown service.

A HSE report on an outbreak of Legionnaires disease in Edinburgh that killed 4 people and hospitalised 45 others in 2012 is currently being studied by a dedicated health and safety unit at the Crown service. A total of 92 people were affected costing NHS

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Southampton primary school set to re-open after being closed due to legionella bacteria in the water system

Millbrook Primary School in Southampton has been closed all week after legionella bacteria was found in its water system, now after having the pipework isolated and treated they are ready to re-open. For more information just click on the links below http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire- 25727045http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/education/10939498.School_to_reopen_after_legionella_scare/  

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Legionnaires disease Approved Code Of Practise (ACOP) has been revised

The Health and Safety Executive has revised the Legionnaires disease ACOP (approved code of practise) helping  provide clarity on what are legal requirements and what is guidance for  people who have duty of care, including employers; those in control of premises;

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Traces of Legionella bacteria found in Derby Hospital

Royal Derby hospital have  staff working through the night after traces of the Legionella bacteria were found in the hot water system. Click on the following link for more information     http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/Hospital-staff-work-night-clear-killer-bacteria/story-19952753-detail/story.html#axzz2i3qpBXXQ    

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