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Dudley engineering firm fined for legionella risk

A DUDLEY engineering firm has been fined £10,000 after it failed to prevent the risk of exposure to dangerous bacteria in a tunnel wash at its powder coating plant. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that De-Met Colourcoat Limited, based at Grazebrook Industrial Park, Peartree Lane, had no controls in place
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Death toll from Legionnaires’ disease in Lisbon hospital up at four

The death toll from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in a large Lisbon hospital doubled to four on Friday, Portugal’s health authority DGS said, but the number of new cases being discovered appeared to subside. The severe form of pneumonia has made another 40 people sick since it was detected on Oct. 31 at the
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Disneyland shuts down cooling towers after Legionnaires’ cases

Nine people contracted Legionnaires’ disease after visiting Disneyland in September, health officials in California say. Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after nine people who visited the California theme park came down with Legionnaires’ disease. The nine Disneyland cases are among 12 total cases of the bacterial lung infection that the Orange County Health
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Ludlow Legionnaires’ family demand answers over death

The family of a woman who died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease say more could have been done to save her. Elaine Brown, 69, from Liverpool, died in August after a stay at The Feathers Hotel in Ludlow, Shropshire. Her death came months after another guest caught the disease but Public Health England did not tell anyone.
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Three Queens Hotel in Burton partly reopened after legionella was detected

Work is underway to completely overhaul the plumbing system at the hotel A Burton hotel forced to close when two people were diagnosed with legionnaires’ disease after staying there has now partly reopened. The Three Queens Hotel, in Bridge Street, has now partly reopened its doors after it was closed earlier this month as a
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The Feathers: Ludlow hotel hit by Legionnaires’ outbreak could reopen next month

A hotel closed due to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease which led to a death of a woman guest could be back open on November 13 – exactly two months after it was closed. The Feathers Hotel in Ludlow was temporarily closed as a precautionary measure on September 13 after advice from Public Health England
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Increase in cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Palmanova, Mallorca

Recent rise recorded in number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease in people who have travelled to Palmanova, in Mallorca, Spain. Latest update Since September, 18 British travellers who stayed in the town of Palmanova in Mallorca, Spain have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease; those affected travelled to Palmanova from different parts of the UK. Legionnaires’ disease
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Father-of-two is left needing a heart transplant after being struck down by Legionnaires’ disease while on holiday

Christopher Rasor suddenly fell ill with condition on holiday in Spain in August Father, 40, now fighting for his life after infection exacerbated heart condition Doctors at Addenbrooke’s Hospital say he needs a heart transplant to survive  A father has been left needing a heart transplant after being struck down by Legionnaires’ disease on holiday.
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