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Legionnaire’s disease found in Melbourne CBD

Legionnaire’s disease has been recently found in Melbourne CBD cooling tower.  Legionnaire’s is a rare form of pneumonia.

Not everyone who comes into contact with the bacteria is affected. Early treatment can prevent the disease from becoming

severe. The growth of the legionella bacteria in spa’s and cooling towers can be controlled. You can take care to avoid

exposure to the bacteria from other sources such as potting mix and water sources in the home.

Should you have been exposed in the CBD area and if you have a headache, fever, chills, muscle aches and pains, dry

cough or shortness of breath symptoms visit your GP for review.

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