Suspected Legionnaires’ Disease

Six people in hospital with suspected Legionnaires’ Disease

Six people are receiving hospital treatment for suspected Legionnaires’ disease, Public Health England has reported via BBC News.

Eight cases were reported in West Bromwich last week and a single case reported in July has been linked to the outbreak.

Lab Testing Confirmed Cases

Three cases have been confirmed via lab testing, while six are suspected cases.

The Health and Safety Executive is investigating the outbreak, along with Sandwell Council and Public Health England (PHE).

Importance of Legionella Monitoring

We recommend that our clients conduct regular monitoring services in order to comply with health and safety guidelines and to protect the public from Legionnaires’ Disease. Regular testing avoids unnecessary risk, and keeps water systems safe.

If you would like to discuss your Legionella monitoring programme or would like guidance on how to keep your water systems safe please complete the contact form opposite and a member of the team will be in touch as soon as possible.

Legionella Bacteria

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