News | Health & Safety
26 Sep 2021 10:15
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Health experts are urging gardeners to be weary of legionnaires disease this weekend

    Health experts are urging gardeners to be weary of legionnaires disease this weekend


    With 23 cases of the disease already confirmed in the region this year, the Canterbury District Health Board has a few tips for those heading into the yard.

    A DHB spokesperson says a potting mix or compost bag should be opened carefully with scissors.

    They also recommend the wearing of a face-mask and gloves and to work with mixes in well ventilated areas.

    Last year there were 39 hospitalisations from legionnaires' in Canterbury.

    © 2021 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

     Other Health & Safety News
     26 Sep: Chemist Warehouse at Westfield Manukau has been added as a location of interest
     26 Sep: New Zealand's child and youth mortality rates are inequitably distributed
     25 Sep: Pasifika doctors are working to help the community through Covid-19
     25 Sep: There are three new mystery cases of Covid-19 in Auckland today, out of 16
     25 Sep: On World Pharmacists day they are calling for changes to healthcare access
     24 Sep: Essential workers who received their first Covid vaccination at a drive-thru clinic in Christchurch are having to rebook their second dose
     24 Sep: There's promising data on the benefits of giving the Covid jab to children over five
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    All Blacks coach Ian Foster believes his side will learn from how they were put under the pump in the 19-17 win over the Springboks in Townsville More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Four tickets share Lotto Division One's million dollar prize as a result of tonight's draw More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Paris Hilton is finding wedding planning "stressful" 10:00

    Golf:
    Europe is trying to mount a fightback in the afternoon four ball matches on day two of golf's Ryder Cup in Wisconsin 9:54

    Politics:
    Sir John Key is accusing the Government of ruling by fear 9:34

    Entertainment:
    Kellan Lutz has quit 'FBI: Most Wanted' to spend more time with his family 9:30

    Health & Safety:
    Chemist Warehouse at Westfield Manukau has been added as a location of interest 9:24

    Living & Travel:
    Living, partying and travelling with COVID. Aussie expats shed light on their summer of freedom 9:14

    International:
    In two decades since releasing Torn, Natalie Imbruglia had to quit music to find her voice with new album, Firebird 9:14

    Entertainment:
    George Lazenby thinks James Bond could be female - eventually 9:00

    Politics:
    New Zealand's child and youth mortality rates are inequitably distributed 8:54

    Rugby League:
    They have downed the defending champions, and a grand against the Rabbitohs beckons for the Penrith Panthers 8:34


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd