Australia – Legionnaires’ disease cases up in Sydney

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NSW Health is reporting an increase in Legionnaires’ disease cases in the Greater Sydney area in December and January.

Seventeen cases of Legionnaires’ disease were notified across Sydney and in the Illawarra in January.

Health officials has not identified a specific source to date and reminds building owners to ensure cooling towers are properly maintained.

“Public Health Unit staff investigate each case of Legionnaire’s disease and no specific source has been identified,” Director of Health Protection Dr Richard Broome said.

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