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'Heading to the bach? Flush the water when you arrive'

Monday, 13 December, 2021 - 09:01

The good old Kiwi bach is a summer favourite-whether you’re staying in your own or you’ve booked a holiday home. But don’t let unhealthy water spoil your fun.

Be aware, if a property has stood empty for a while, water will have stagnated in the plumbing pipes and fittings.

Hawke's Bay gardeners warned over risk of Legionnaires' with two cases reported

Friday, 26 November, 2021 - 09:49

Hawke’s Bay gardeners are urged to take care with potting mix and compost following two people in recent weeks reported with Legionnaires’ disease in Hawke’s Bay.

Protect yourself from Legionnaires’ Disease when using compost and potting mix

Thursday, 11 November, 2021 - 14:29

This time of year is popular for getting into the garden. Gardening can be great for mental wellbeing, as well as for the dinner plate, but it’s important to take steps to ensure you are keeping yourself safe from a potentially serious illness.

Cantabrians urged to 'gear up' against Legionella

Friday, 24 September, 2021 - 11:04

As the Spring weather rolls in to Canterbury with the sun shining today and more good weather forecast for tomorrow, Te Mana Ora - Community and Public Health is urging gardeners to ‘gear up’ to protect themselves against Legionnaires’ disease.

Run your taps to avoid Legionnaires' disease - Master Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers

Monday, 21 December, 2020 - 14:38

Naturally occurring in lakes and streams, Legionella pneumophila bacteria can also grow and spread in artificial water systems, such as plumbing networks - particularly in pipes where water is sitting unused for long periods and in shower fittings.

Practising garden safety the key to avoiding legionnaires' disease - Ministry of Health

Wednesday, 18 November, 2020 - 14:46

Springtime is an ideal time to get out in the garden…it’s also a time to protect yourself from legionella disease.

Legionella lives in moist, organic matter such as soil and can cause a range of symptoms, including severe pneumonia (Legionnaires’ Disease) and it can be deadly.

Protect yourself against Legionnaires' this spring - CDHB

Thursday, 22 October, 2020 - 13:07

Spring is the perfect time to be out in the garden. It’s also the perfect time for enthusiastic gardeners to risk unwittingly releasing Legionnaires’ disease from the depths of their potting mix and compost.

HB gardeners warned over risk of Legionnaires' with two cases reported - HBDHB

Friday, 18 September, 2020 - 12:47

Hawke’s Bay gardeners are being urged to take care with potting mix and compost following two people requiring hospital care in recent weeks diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease.

Infectious diseases expert awarded University's highest honour

Thursday, 20 August, 2020 - 08:00

The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged global cooperation and highlighted the importance of science-based policy in preventing the devastating impact on communities and economies by novel infectious diseases, according to the winner of the University of Otago’s highest honour.

'Christchurch researchers secure lion's share of almost $1mil in funding'

Thursday, 6 August, 2020 - 06:00

Researchers developing a faster and less painful way of diagnosing Legionnaires’ disease are among the recipients of almost $1million in Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) grants.