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Health authorities quickly and quietly respond to new legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Burwood

May 18, 2016
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Burwood plazaHealth authorities are scrambling to contain the most fertile legionella season in recent history after a man died in a fresh outbreak of legionnaires’ disease.

The death – the second in two months – is associated with an outbreak in Burwood, which has emerged as a new epicentre of infection.

Burwood Council is checking all cooling towers within a 250 metre radius of Burwood Plaza for the presence of legionella after three cases of legionnaires’ disease were confirmed in the past week.

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Published by: The Sydney Morning Herald, 17/05/2016