Legionnaires' disease Sept 27, 2014 2:58:15 GMT 10 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostMemberGive GiftBack to Top Post by caskur on Sept 27, 2014 2:58:15 GMT 10 Sept 16, 2014 11:38:28 GMT 10 Gort said:Lucky me ... last couple of weeks I have been recovering from Legionnaires' disease.I'm glad that the Abbott tax on doctor's appointments and pathology / X-ray referrals has not come in yet!It would have been adding up.Multiple visits to the doctor, multiple blood tests, X-ray visit and ultrasound.Very nasty experience this illness. 40.5 0 C with uncontrollable shivering and headache - light sensitivity and joint pain.Pneumonia with "rust colored" sputum - i.e. bleeding in the lungs. Not nice.I'm not sure where I picked it up from - maybe from clearing the garden at my parent's house.A 7% fatality rate in Victoria from this, so I'm pleased to be in the 93% category. Possibly... they think it's harboured in reticulation and also potting mix.Glad you're better.