Sunday, 27 January 2013

Legionnaires' disease kills Melbourne man, while four more are ill

HEALTH authorities are cleaning air conditioning cooling towers in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray after an outbreak of legionnaires' disease claimed a man's life.
The man, aged in his 50s, died today at the Western Hospital.
There are another four known cases of the flu-like illness, with a 75-year-old woman remaining in Sunshine Hospital.
Two men, aged 56 and 69, and a 93-year-old woman have already been released after treatment at Western Hospital.

Originally published on The Australian Online 24 Jan 2013, full story here.

Israelis abroad want election say

JUST 12 months ago, Harel Meshulam was dodging falling Palestinian rockets at a military base on the Gaza-Israel border. Now he is in Australia to work and travel but will be denied the right to vote when his compatriots in Israel head to the polls for today's general election.
Israel's electoral law prohibits citizens from voting if they are out of the country on election day.
Originally published in The Australian 22 Jan 2013, full story here.