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Legionnaires' bacteria found at new HK government HQ

Hong Kong's brand-new government headquarters compound is contaminated with bacteria that cause Legionnaires' disease, officials have confirmed.

Health officials conducted an investigation after a minister was hospitalised with the potentially fatal disease last month.

Traces of the bacteria were found to be up to 14 times above acceptable levels.

Authorities are now disinfecting the buildings.

Peter Biles reports.

  • 03 Jan 2012
  • From the section China
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