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First Ever Outbreak!

On July 21, 1976, the American Legion Association opened its annual three-day convention at the Bellevue Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia in the United States of America. More than 2,000 Legionnaires, mostly men, attended the convention. The date and city were chosen to coincide with America’s celebration of the 200th anniversary of the signing of the…

Aberdeen Council HQ Closed Due To Legionella Scare

Aberdeenshire Council’s headquarters in Aberdeen has been closed following the potential discovery of Legionella. The “early warning” was raised at Woodhill House on Tuesday during testing of the water supply. Aberdeenshire Council said no one had fallen ill. The building will remain closed until an all-clear is given. Legionella bacteria are commonly found in sources…

Legionella Bacteria Found In Hospital

Elderly patients have been moved to a different ward at Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin after a potential legionella risk was identified in the water supply. An issue was raised during sampling being carried out as part of ongoing redevelopment work around ward seven. NHS Grampian said so far no cases had been found in…