Minister Dies of Legionnaires Disease

It is with sad news that the Environmental Affairs Minister Bomo Edna Edith Molewa from South Africa succumbed to Legionnaires disease on 22 September 2018. This shows that Legionnaires is real and is a dangerous disease. What are Legionella bacteria?   Legionella (legionnaires disease causing bacteria) are a species of bacteria that grow and live in water. […]

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Legionnaires Disease : The Beginners Guide To Understanding Legionella

Legionella (legionnaires disease causing bacteria) are a species of bacteria that grow and live in water. These bacteria live in low numbers in natural water sources. But when they get into man-made water systems they can grow very quickly in high numbers. Each of the below factors create the opportunity for the Legionella to increase in […]

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Legionella risk in the drought, does the risk increase or decrease?

As we all know, there is a severe drought plaguing the Western (and increasingly) Eastern Cape Provinces of South Africa (and not so long before that, a drought affecting the interior provinces too). Obviously Legionella pneumophila being a water-borne organism, this is likely to impact on its prevalence of and thus the diseases caused by […]

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Food Consulting Services : Legionella

Legionnaires disease (caused by Legionella bacteria) Legionnaires disease is a form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria, which kills about 13% of those infected. The disease is caught by breathing in aerosols (which are formed from fine water droplets) containing the Legionella bacteria. For information on how Food Consulting Services can help reduce the risk […]

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