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Three Queens Hotel forced to close over Legionnaire’s cases

The Three Queens Hotel in Burton has been closed by Public Health England after two guests contracted Legionnaire’s disease. The legionella pneumophila bacteria were found in samples taken from the hotel’s plumbing. The Burton Mail reports the first guest was from Nottingham and was diagnosed in January this year after staying at the property for three days. The second guest was diagnosed in September and also stayed for three days. Both of the guests have since made a full recovery. Dr David Kirrage, consultant with PHE West Midlands health protection team, said: “Isolated cases of legionella infection are reported to


Legionella hotel death calls for new approach to training

A call for a new approach to tackling Legionnaire’s disease following the death of a woman at a hotel has been put forward by training and consultancy specialist, Develop Training (DTL). The victim, who was in her 60s, stayed at the Feathers Hotel in Ludlow in July. Another woman in her 70s was also diagnosed but has since recovered. Laboratory tests showed links between the legionella bacteria found in the hotel’s water samples and the two women. The hotel has since voluntarily closed temporarily on advice from Public Health England and Shropshire Council. Steve Braund, DTL’s marketing manager, has suggested


Woman dies following Legionnaires outbreak at Ludlow hotel

A woman has died and another has fallen ill, following an outbreak of Legionnaires disease at the Feathers Hotel in Ludlow, Shropshire. The hotel has closed temporarily after taking advice from Public Health England (PHE) in the West Midlands and Shropshire Council. Laboratory tests from the hotel showed links between the legionella bacteria found in the water samples and the two guests who stayed there. The first guest, a woman in her 70s, was diagnosed in April this year and has since recovered. The second guest, a woman in her 60s who stayed at the hotel in July, is understood


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