Gardeners reminded danger lurks in compost, potting mix

A RadioNZ article.

Keen gardeners in Canterbury are being reminded to take precautions to guard against Legionnaires’ disease.

It comes after 23 cases of the disease have already been confirmed in the region this year.

Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Ramon Pink said the disease, which is a form of pneumonia and can be fatal, thrives in bags of potting mix and compost.

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