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Building owners urged to register cooling towers

Tuesday, 24 April, 2012 - 09:35

Auckland Council and the Auckland Regional Public Health Service are making significant progress in their campaign to ensure that no cooling tower in the region is able to harbour harmful legionella bacteria.

No further cases in Legionnaires' disease outbreak

Tuesday, 10 April, 2012 - 14:30

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is continuing to work with Auckland Council to encourage shock dosing of all cooling towers and industrial water cooling systems, in a region-wide effort to end the current outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.

Cantabs reminded of compost dangers

Thursday, 5 April, 2012 - 15:11

Cantabrians are being reminded of the dangers of potting mix and compost when gardening this Easter weekend.

Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Ramon Pink says Easter is a popular time to get the last of that Autumn planting and weeding done before winter sets in.

Cooling towers targeted after Legionnaires scare

Tuesday, 3 April, 2012 - 13:39

Auckland Regional Public Health Services (ARPHS) is urging owners and managers of all buildings that contain a cooling tower, or an industrial process that uses water and generates aerosols, to arrange for immediate shock-dosing of these systems.

Easter Gardeners Reminded Of The Dangers Of Potting-Mix/Compost

Thursday, 21 April, 2011 - 18:16

Cantabrians are being reminded of the dangers of potting mix and compost when gardening this Easter weekend.

Bali Legionnaires Disease Warning

Friday, 21 January, 2011 - 20:20

Wellington, Jan 21 NZPA - The Ministry of Health is warning New Zealanders about an outbreak of Legionnaires disease on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali.

Canterbury Had Record Number Of Legionnaires Cases In 2010

Friday, 14 January, 2011 - 10:40

Canterbury had a record 62 cases of Legionnaires' disease last year, 22 of which were in December alone - the highest number ever in a month.

Gardeners Warned About Soil Mix

Saturday, 4 December, 2010 - 08:48

Wellington, Dec 4 NZPA - Gardeners who use potting mix are being warned about the risk of catching legionnaires' disease after an elderly woman died from the disease.

Warning Following Spike In Legionnaires Cases And Woman's Death

Friday, 3 December, 2010 - 12:14

Gardeners are being warned to take care when handling potting mix and compost this summer with 10 cases of Legionnaires' disease being notified last month.

Elderly Woman Dies Of Legionnaires' Disease

Wednesday, 11 August, 2010 - 08:40

Wellington, Aug 11 NZPA - Health officials are attempting to find the source of the legionnaires' disease that killed a north Canterbury rest home resident.