Blog Entries for lbrown A short description about your blog http://govtoday.co.uk Sat, 25 Sep 2010 22:42:55 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Controlling Legionnaires disease http://govtoday.co.uk/5230-Controlling-Legionnaires-disease.html <p>Following the recent outbreak of Legionnaires disease in South Wales, GovToday invited the Health Protection Agency to discuss the work they are conducting around this deadly disease.<br /><br />Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia caused by legionella bacteria.  It can be treated successfully treated with the appropriate antibiotics but even with prompt treatment death can occur in 10-12% of cases. Men are more often affected than women (three times as many men are [...] Louise.Brown@hpa.org.uk Fri, 24 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100