Legionnaires: The facts

Four cases of Legionnaires disease are being investigated in Grimsby. But what is it and what's the risk to the public?

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Legionnaires' disease: street in Grimsby connects cases

Health officials in North East Lincolnshire are continuing to investigate four confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Grimsby area.

It has been discovered those who contracted it had been around Freeman Street before being diagnosed.

“No further cases have been reported and no source of the infection has been confirmed to date. However, our investigations have shown that all four cases had been in the area around Freeman Street in Grimsby in the period before they became ill.

"Therefore we are working closely with colleagues at North East Lincolnshire Council, the Health and Safety Executive and the NHS in North East Lincolnshire to focus our investigations on this area at the moment.”

– Dr Simon Padfield, Public Health England in Humberside

Legionnaires in Grimsby: Health Officials search for source

Two people, infected with Legionnaires disease are still in hospital tonight after four cases were confirmed in Grimsby. No common links have been identified and the source of the infection isn't know. The two other patients are recovering, but no longer need hospital treatment. GPs have been contacted to be on the look out for the symptoms.

Doctor Simon Padfield is a Consultant in Communicable Disease Control for the area, and spoke to Calendar earlier.

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Cooling towers checked in Grimsby as precaution following Legionnaires cases

Cooling towers around Grimsby are being checked and cleaned as a precaution after four cases of Legionnaires disease were confirmed. Health Officials are investigating how the patients became infected. Two are still in hospital, and two more are recovering.

We'll have a full interview with Dr Padfield on Calendar tonight at 6pm

Breaking: Legionnaires cases detected in Grimsby

Four cases of the potentially-deadly Legionnaires disease have been identified in Grimsby.

Health Officials in North East Lincolnshire are investigating the cases which they say cannot yet be linked.

The source of the infection isn't known.

"These four cases have all been confirmed since 27 July and Legionnaires disease is fairly uncommon and so this is unusual and we are investigating further."

– Dr Simon Padfield, Public Health England in Humberside.

N E Lincolnshire libraries: five to be handed over to community

Five community libraries will be handed over to community groups as part of a North East Lincolnshire Council scheme to save £500,000.

Under the plans, which were approved by NELC’s Cabinet committee this afternoon, four core centres – Grimsby Central Library, Cleethorpes Seafront, Immingham and Waltham – will be kept, with extended opening hours.

However the Council will no longer operate the centres in Grant Thorold, Willows, Nunsthorpe, Humberston and Laceby.

A decision regarding the future of Scartho library will be made in three months.

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Three hurt in Caistor accident

Credit: Calendar news

Three people are being treated in hospital tonight after an accident in North East Lincolnshire. It happened this morning when a horsebox and a 4 x4 collided at a crossroads on the A46 at Caistor

One person was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary with serious injuries, two others were taken to hospital in Grimsby. The road was closed for five hours. There were no horses in the box.

Credit: Calendar news
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