Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Gladstone Park

Image of Legionella bacteria under a microscope. Image taken from Herald Sun.


Grant McArthur and Herald Sun — Herald Sun

Three men are in critical care at a local hospital after visiting Airport West and Gladstone Park Shopping Centers in Melbourne, Australia. Two of the men are fighting Legionnaires’ disease, while the third individual is still under review. Legionnaires’ disease is a form of pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacteria. Officials believe that the disease spread from cooling towers in the area, which are currently being inspected.

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Natan Hekmatjah

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