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LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE ALERT

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LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE ALERT

Information for NSW Clinicians

1. Three cases of confirmed infection with Legionella pneumophila have been notified in the past week with links to the Castle Hill area
2. All cases have spent time in or near the Castle Hill area in their incubation period
3. Have a high index of suspicion for cases presenting with respiratory symptoms and/or features suggestive of pneumonia and notify your public health unit

Summary

There has been a cluster of Legionella pneumophila with three confirmed cases notified, all caused by serogroup 1, with onsets between 3 and 5 February. All the cases have spent time in or near the Castle Hill CBD in their incubation period.