Perth woman being treated for Legionnaires’ disease

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A PERTH woman who recently returned from Bali is in a critical condition in hospital.

She was diagnosed with┬áLegionnaires’ disease shortly after returning from a holiday in Kuta.

She is being treated in the intensive care unit at Joondalup Health Campus.

Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia.

The lung infection is caused by inhaling bacteria found in damp or wet environments.

You can’t catch the disease from person-to-person contact.