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Five towers test positive for legionella in Sydney CBD as two new patients struck down

May 12, 2016
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1457711269903Five water cooling towers in the Sydney CBD have tested positive for legionella as health authorities announce two more people have contracted legionnaires’ disease.

The two new cases of the pneumonia-like infection brings to five the the total number of patients linked to the recent outbreak, NSW Health said.

Both patients are men in their 40s and 50s and were in the CBD at a similar time as the first three patients.

The original three cases included a man in his 80s and two women in their 30s. One is in a critical condition, another is stable and the third has been discharged from hospital.

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Published by: The Sydney Morning Herald, 11/05/2016