Australia – Melbourne: Five people hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease in past two weeks

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The Victoria Department of Health and Human Services has recently identified five cases of Legionnaires’ disease (Legionella pneumophila, serogroup 1) involving individuals who have spent time in the eastern half of Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD) and/or Southbank.

 

All five required treatment in hospital. All had onset of symptoms within a similar timeframe between late March and early April 2017.

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