Legionella

Stoke-on-Trent firm JTF fined £1m for Legionnaires’ deaths

Legionella in a hot tub   The hot tub sales firm, JTF, was fined £1m in July this year following the deaths of two men from Legionnaires’ disease. Twenty others were also taken ill with the disease. The outbreak was caused…

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A killer in our midst: Legionella death from a gardening hose!

People commonly link Legionella to large buildings   We often report on the risk of Legionnaires’ disease from large cooling towers and the water systems of public buildings such as hospitals, schools and hotels. While Legionella bacteria is often present harmlessly in…

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Gloucester Royal Hospital

Legionella case studies: Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

A patient “may have acquired” Legionnaires’ disease at hospital   A patient at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital may have become infected with Legionnaires’ disease while attending the hospital’s dialysis unit. Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said the patient “may have acquired”…

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Legionnaires disease outbreak in New York

Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in New York leaves at least 12 dead

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York – largest in the city’s history – has left at least 12 people dead and health officials scrambling to contain the deadly bacteria. More than 100 cases have been reported in the…

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Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at South Tyneside factory

Two people have contracted legionnaires disease at a factory in Boldon, South Tyneside. The two confirmed cases occurred several months apart, the first in October last year and the second in April this year. Both people needed hospital treatment but…

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BBC News: Widow's plea over Legionnaire's warning on compost bags

Widow’s plea over Legionnaires’ warning on compost bags

Legionella is a potential killer at anytime of the year. But gardeners and retailers need to take special care in summer months when compost becomes a potential hazard. The widow of the first Scot to contract Legionnaires’ disease from compost…

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Water Compliance Solutions at Gomersal Park Hotel

Water Compliance Solutions Ensure Gomersal Park Hotel Guests Enjoy the Safest Water

Its official, the Gomersal Park Hotel has the cleanest drinking and bathing water.  Water Compliance Solutions recently provided he reputable hotel in Gomersal with a full Water Safety and Hygiene Risk Assessment. They are pleased to announce that their water…

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