CDCB has identified a recent increase in cases of Legionella pneumophila Serogroup 1 infection (Legionnaires’ disease).
Eight cases have been reported since 1 January 2014. Four of the cases are believed to have acquired the infection in the Adelaide central business district.
L. pneumophila Serogroup 1 has recently been detected in routine testing of cooling tower water at three sites within the Adelaide CBD. Decontamination of these cooling tower systems has been conducted.