Asthma Rates Up In Christchurch

Thank-you to Ben for sending us this news clipping.   This article is posted at Stuff.co.nz.

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2 Responses to Asthma Rates Up In Christchurch

  1. Mauibrad says:

    Interesting report today from RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service:

    2011-05-24 03:41:11 – EPIDEMIC HAZARD – NEW ZEALAND
    EDIS Code: EH-20110524-30852-NZL
    Date&Time: 2011-05-24 03:41:11 [UTC]
    Continent: Australia & New-Zealand
    Country: New Zealand
    State/Prov.: South Island,
    Location: Riverlands Industrial Estate,
    City: Riverlands
    Number of infected people: 7
    Not confirmed information!

    Description:
    Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service have identified another five possible cases of Legionella in their investigation to find a source of the illness and search for further cases. The Public Health Service (PHS) were visiting businesses in the Riverlands Industrial Estate after three confirmed cases of Legionella were reported and three suspected cases were identified earlier this month. Medical Officer of Health, Dr Ed Kiddle said, “Following visits to the Riverlands Industrial Area last week we have identified five more possible cases of people who have had respiratory infections that could fit with Legionella over the period since the beginning of April. He said that these infections could also be due to a virus or different bacteria and blood tests were being arranged where possible to see if Legionella could be confirmed. He said that as this testing required two blood samples to be taken some weeks apart the results wouldn’t be available until later in June. With the additional five cases there are now eight suspected cases of Legionella and three confirmed cases from this industrial estate area. To identify a source of the infection we have been working with Marlborough District Council (MDC) and the Department of Labour (DoL) to identify all cooling towers in Blenheim and have sampled water from some towers in the immediate area of concern.

    “The first results from these cooling tower samples are expected later today. Towers have been shock-dosed with chemicals to cover any risk if they had been contaminated with Legionella and the DoL are contacting other premises in the wider Blenheim area with advice on management of cooling towers,” said Dr Kiddle. In addition PHS had taken samples from compost piles in the Riverlands Industrial area to further investigate possible sources for Legionella. “As we may never be able to identify the source of the infection it is important that people are aware of the risk factors for Legionellosis. “These are inhaling dust from compost and potting mix or being exposed to water spray coming from a contaminated source. People most at risk of severe disease are those over 50 years of age, smokers, and anyone with immune suppression,” he said. Legionellosis illness may range from a mild flu like illness to severe pneumonia with symptoms including fever, dry cough, anorexia, shortness of breath, chills, muscle aches and headaches and sometimes stomach pain and diarrhoea. The illness is not passed from person to person. Incubation is usually two to 10 days. Dr Kiddle advised people with concerns about their health to see their GP.

    Large commercial air conditioning systems that use cooling towers are potential sources of contamination as well as, hot water systems, air humidifiers and spa pools. Businesses with cooling towers are required to have a programme in place to monitor for Legionella and treat the water in the cooling towers to ensure that no bacteria can survive. These are generally in commercial and industrial areas. Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (NMPHS) investigates cases of legionellosis notified to the Medical Officer of Health by a doctor or a laboratory, in order to identify possible sources of Legionella bacteria and to prevent others from becoming ill. This may involve providing public health advice to individuals, agencies and organisations as required. NMPHS does not provide direct clinical services or general water or soil testing other than in the context of investigating notified cases of disease.

    The name of Hazard: Legionnaires Disease
    Species: Human
    Status: Confirmed
    Posted:2011-05-24 03:41:11 [UTC]

    • Clare Swinney says:

      Thank-you for posting this information. It is much appreciated!
      If the aerosols are cutting out the sunlight levels significantly, then people will be more susceptible to infections, as their vitamin D levels will be lower that they would be otherwise too.

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