Not a long time has passed when legionnaire's outbreak in Auckland was grabbing the eye balls of one and all. However, news of respite is that the region has been declared free from legionnaire's disease.
Auckland Regional Public Health Service said that they were getting cases, one after the other from February and July. In total, they have registered 17 confirmed cases of legionnaires, but in last 78 hours, they have not registered a single case of it.
This is the reason that they have announced that Auckland is now free from legionnaire's outbreak. Dr. Simon Baker, who is medical officer of health, was of the view that not a single cause, but there will be many reasons for which the disease might have spread in the region.
One of the reasons was cooling systems, and now when things have got under control, the authorities concerned have announced that it will be mandatory for cooling tower owners to give shock dose to their cooling systems.
Not only this, they have also been asked to get their water system checked after every week. "Any systems that use stored water without heating or cooling sufficient to kill bacteria, need to be carefully monitored for Legionella presence, and treated if necessary", said Baker.
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