Legionella death in Adelaide sparks concern
” The death of a 70-year-old woman from the result of a legionnaire’s disease infection a fortnight ago has sparked concerns over what is the safest temperature to set hot water systems.
SA Health said legionella bacteria were found in a hot water system at the Phillip Kennedy Aged Care Centre at Largs Bay a fortnight ago.”
Reported by ABC Adelaide
Dr Kevin Bucket, SA Health’s acting executive director said “legionella pneumophila bacteria occurred in large hot water systems that had thermostats set below 60 degrees Celsius.”