Brisbane Mater Private Hospital patient tests positive for Legionella

The Mater Private Hospital in Brisbane has confirmed a patient has tested positive for Legionella bacteria infection.

The hospital issued a statement this afternoon saying the patient had returned a positive result from one of three medical tests.

The Mater said it was unknown if the infection was acquired at the hospital and it was working with independent agencies to determine the source of the deadly infection.

Queensland Health has been advised and the hospital is conducting water tests, and additional cleaning and disinfection measures.

The patient is in a stable condition and responding well to antibiotic treatment

Source: ABC News

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