16 Nov 2017

Legionnaire's disease fix slammed by plumbers

From Morning Report, 8:18 am on 16 November 2017

New Zealand's controls to combat Legionnaire's disease are being blasted by plumbers as years behind other developed countries. Canterbury has 10 cases of the sometimes-fatal disease, two of them serious, including a woman in an induced coma. Potting mix has been blamed but the bacteria also occurs in water - and that's what is alarming plumbers.