Risk in a mist: Bacteria lurk in developed countries, too

It’s a little-discussed topic in the context of travel but Legionella bacteria lurk in developed countries.

“NEVER seen an outbreak like this!”

In August, New York was stunned by an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease when, at the time of writing, 113 people were infected, 10% of whom had died.

Many travellers have the delusion that if they visit a large city in a developed country they will be safe from unusual communicable diseases. Legionnaire’s disease is a malady of the developed world and a