Thursday, August 09, 2007

UK - Legionnaires disease probe at Pirbright

A worker at the Pirbright Laboratory has contracted Legionnaires disease. The Laboratory is already in the spotlight and is currently being investigated over a possible leak which may have caused the recent foot and mouth outbreak. Samples of water have been taken from the site. Thomas Moore, Sky’s health correspondent said the disease is only spread from inhaling water droplets containing the bacteria and is not spread from person to person. It is often found in air conditioning systems. Meanwhile restrictions on the movement of animals were lifted last night. However the movement only allows direct transportation of animals to slaughter [HSE / BBC]

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