NZ Legionnaires’ survivor worked for compost company, wants to warn others of danger

It’s springtime in Brisbane, lots of planting and moving around of compost.

Cate Broughton of The Press writes that driving compost around was what likely led to one man being declared the sickest person in New Zealand.

Levon Anderson, 41, had just started a new job at a gardening supplies company when he was struck down by Legionnaires’ disease.

The Christchurch man became unwell with cold and flu-like symptoms on September 16, but four days later he was put into an induced coma in Christchurch Hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU). 

He was moved out of the ICU to a general ward on Friday after 12 days on life support.