Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Linked to Cooling Towers in Downtown Sydney

A total of five patients have been confirmed as having the disease in this outbreak by NSW Health.

A Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Sydney, Australia, is being investigated by local health authorities. Five water cooling towers in the central business district of Sydney have tested positive for legionella as local health authorities announced two more people have contracted Legionnaires' disease, Sydney Morning Herald Health Editor Kate Aubusson reported May 11.

Her report said a total of five patients have been confirmed as having the disease in this outbreak by NSW Health; they are men in their 40s and 50s who were in the area at a similar time as were the first three patients.

The health agency reported May 5 that environmental health teams had inspected and tested 58 cooling towers in the area as of that date. Legionnaires' disease case reporting peaks in the summer and fall months, according to the agency, and case reports have been reasonably stable in the past five years with 70-100 cases reported.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    When it comes to OSHA recordkeeping there are always questions regarding the requirements and in and outs. IndustrySafe is here to help. We put together this page with critical information to help answer your key questions about OSHA recordkeeping.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We put together a guide that’s easy to digest so you can ensure you're complying with OSHA's training standards.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus