Detection of Legionella pneumophila at Karratha Health Campus

There are many different species of bacteria called Legionella which are commonly found in the environment and some of these are known to cause illness in people. You can find more information about the bacteria here.

All hospitals undergo strict testing of water systems as part of ongoing maintenance.  The discovery of the bacteria is not cause for alarm.  It shows the strict testing works and the water at Karratha Health Campus is being treated accordingly.

The risk of contracting Legionella pneumophila at Karratha Health Campus is very low.

You can read more about the bacteria and its detection in our Frequently Asked Questions.

An information line has been set up for anyone with concerns.  The number is 08 6553 0980 and will be available during business hours.

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