Legionella on the rise – Swiss government deploys task force

The number of cases of Legionnaire’s disease in Switzerland has increased by 35 percent since 2016. The Swiss government wants to stop the epidemic with a task force according to the Sonntagsblick.

Official data from the Federal Office of Public Health can be found here:

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The story was picked up, among others, by 20min, TA and AZ:

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/news/story/Toedliche-Lungenkrankheit-ist-auf-dem-Vormarsch-13038790

https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/schweiz/standard/Toedliche-Lungenkrankheit-ist-in-der-Schweiz-auf-dem-Vormarsch/story/18929290

https://www.aargauerzeitung.ch/aargau/kanton-aargau/toedliche-legionaerskrankheit-faelle-im-aargau-verdoppelt-baeder-sind-vorbereitet-132145298

https://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/bund-gibt-zu-wir-haben-die-lage-nicht-mehr-im-griff-lungenkrankheit-breitet-sich-in-der-schweiz-aus-id7902027.html

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