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Hotel forced to close after two guests contract Legionnaires’ Disease

October 2017

Test showed Legionella bacteria present in the water sample taken from hotel’s plumbing.

A hotel has been forced to close after two guests, who stayed there for three days, contracted legionnaire’s disease.

The Three Queens Hotel and Lodge, in Bridge Street, Burton, has been forced to close temporarily by health professionals from Public Health England after tests showed Legionella pneumophila bacteria present in water samples taken from the Burton hotel’s plumbing.

The first case, a guest from Nottingham, was diagnosed in January this year and the second, from Bridlington, was more recently in September. Both individuals have recovered and are well.

Dr David Kirrage, consultant with PHE West Midlands health protection team, said: “Isolated cases of Legionella infection are reported to us on a regular basis and investigated as a matter of routine. Following the second case of confirmed Legionnaires’ Disease with a link to the hotel, we liaised with colleagues in the local environmental health team to carry out testing of water systems at the hotel.

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