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Four people contract legionnaires’ disease in Sydney after suspected CBD infection: NSW Health

March 10, 2016
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1457548204436Four people are in hospital after being infected with legionnaires’ disease, the New South Wales Health Department has confirmed.

It is thought the men contracted the bacterial lung infection by contaminated water, vapour or dust in the Town Hall area of the CBD.

NSW Health is asking anyone who has been in the Town Hall area who experiences symptoms of the disease to go to their GP.

Symptoms include fever, chills, a cough and shortness of breath, NSW Health’s director of communicable diseases, Dr Vicky Sheppeard, said.

The department has begun inspections of cooling towers in the CBD.

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Published by: ABC News, 9/3/2016