In the wake of recent reports from the world Health Organization, Australia's Chief Medical Officer has appealed people, returning from Bali, to remain vigilant to Legionnaires' disease. After 11 Australian reported the disease, Professor Jim Bishop has appealed people to report any such cases to their GPs or hospital emergency departments.
Denying any case of Legionnaires disease in New Zealand, Darren Hunt, and Deputy Director of Public Health has recommended people to take timely medical advice.
Though a recent surge is reported in Canterbury, New Zealand has not experience any urgency in the number of cases. As per the medical practioners, people with weak immunity and over the age of 50 are more prone to the disease, and should consult their GPs if they experience flu symptoms like fever and cough.
Though the disease is still under investigation, the Health department has started 24 hours; 7 days phone line services to provide guidance to the people.