Just one sick person in the office means HALF of the communal surfaces are contaminated by lunchtime

Just one sick person in the office means HALF of the communal surfaces are contaminated by lunchtime Some of the likeliest germ hotspots include doorknobs, photocopier and lift buttons and the office fridgeEmployees far more likely to get ill from touching surfaces rather than someone sneezing near themBut simple interventions such as hand washing, wipes and hand gel can drastically reduce the risk of infection By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 15:57 GMT, 1 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:43 GMT, 1 February 2013 We've all had that sinking feeling when a stoic colleague turns up to work coughing and sneezing.

Legionnaires" disease outbreak 2012: Cooling towers blamed for death of man and 40 victims

Cooling towers blamed for outbreak of deadly Legionnaires' disease that has killed one man and claimed 40 victims – and the toll will getter higher Bacteria thought to have been transmitted via droplets of infected water from cloud of gas rising into the air Man in his 50s dies from deadly bug in Edinburgh Royal InfirmaryTens of thousands at risk as epidemic could spread 44 square miles from source Scotland's health secretary expects the number of cases to peak over the weekendSymptoms include coughing, chest pains, fever and chills | UPDATED: 07:20 GMT, 7 June 2012 A man has died and another 12 patients are critically ill in intensive care following an outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease.

Legionnaires" disease outbreak 2012: Man dies and 30 left fighting for survival in Edinburgh

Cooling towers blamed for outbreak of deadly Legionnaires' disease that has killed a man and left 32 fighting for survival Bacteria thought to have been transmitted via droplets of infected water from cloud of gas rising into the air Man in his 50s dies from deadly bug in Edinburgh Royal InfirmaryTens of thousands at risk as epidemic could spread 44 square miles from source Health bosses warn people to watch out for symptoms, which can take weeks to appearSymptoms include coughing, chest pains, fever and chills | UPDATED: 11:52 GMT, 6 June 2012 A cloud of vapour rising from cooling towers has been blamed for a massive outbreak of the deadly Legionnaires' disease tearing through Edinburgh.