WA Police Stations Tested for Disease

Environmental health tests are being carried out at police stations in Karratha and Port Hedland after an officer contracted a strain of Legionnaires disease.

The West Australian Police Union believes continuing issues of mould at the Pilbara stations may be behind the Karratha officer’s illness, diagnosed last week.

Some officers had to be relocated because of mould problems at the two stations last year.

Police union president Russell Armstrong said he disagreed with a WA Police statement that the strain of the Karratha officer’s disease was likely associated with breathing in bacteria from garden soils.

A WA Police statement said health tests at the station’s were continuing and the force remained committed to taking any measures to make sure stations were safe for all employees.

Original article at: WAtoday