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    Say what? I've had Legionnaire's Disease back in 1995. Was still slightly in my system unfortunately in 2000. Haven't checked since then.

    How do they do that???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Say what? I've had Legionnaire's Disease back in 1995. Was still slightly in my system unfortunately in 2000. Haven't checked since then.

    How do they do that???
    from people not changing the water frequently etc....contaminated water etc

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    Ooh. Didn't know that. Know stuff all about the disease's causes. Mine was contracted by birds. Parrots. Don't like birds!!!

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    I got one of those portable evaporative coolers for the pups room but it was crap here in Sydney's humidity.

    Just got off the phone from godson who installs a/c's and he said that they are useless in high humidity and the portable ones are pretty crap anway.

    Properly installed central evaporative coolers are good in dry areas. Friends had one in their place at Tamworth and it was great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I heard Evap coolers can cause Legionnaires' disease and Ross River fever???
    Ross river???? Nooo, that is by mozzies, son has had that one and I have had another variation.

    You may be confused with contaminated water then is an ideal ground for the breeding of mozzies who can then bite an infected person then re infect another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    Ross river???? Nooo, that is by mozzies, son has had that one and I have had another variation.
    Ross River Fever was rife in Qld decades ago, Di. Surely evaporative coolers can't attract mozzies?

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    If the water is left for so long without changing it then mozzies could lay their eggs in it. I have a bowl under one of my tanks taps for when the dogs are outside. I probably have to empty it every day as I notice the mozzie larvae accumulating. Gives me the heebie-jeebies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Ross River Fever was rife in Qld decades ago, Di. Surely evaporative coolers can't attract mozzies?
    I'll take the ross river back...I was looking at a website about maintaining sumps and drainage correctly for evap coolers re ross river and barmah forest...due to mozzies breeding in water!

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    If there is a mozzie, I will get bit. I use those plug in electric mozzie zappers to to deal with the problem with reasonable success.

    Evap coolers - have big tanks of water which may or may not be clean. I never had a problem. I did make sure I ran it until it dried completely occasionally. And I'd do this before I put it away at the end of summer.

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