Wednesday, March 15, 2006


Health officals probe outbreak

`NSW health officials are investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease after two women were hospitalised with symptoms of the killer bacteria.

The two women, one aged in her 50s and the other in her 70s, were admitted to Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital sometime last week after visiting Chatswood’s shopping area.

Doctors on Friday confirmed they had contracted an infection of the lungs caused by the bacteria of the Legionella family.’

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