Legionellosis in New South Wales, Australia

Health authorities have reported a total of 24 cases and 1 death due to Legionellosis during March and April this year. No common source has been identified for all the cases. The increase in cases is attributed to the start up of air conditioning units that are being adjusted and turned on and off at this time of year.

Travellers should be aware of the risk of exposure to legionella and monitor any local reports of outbreaks of the disease.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Legionnaires' Disease.

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