Hotel Leisure Club investigated for Legionella

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A Hotel leisure club near Dundee has been closed upon 66 members of staff & visitors feeling unwell and one hospitalisation.

A man is being treated in hospital for Legionnaires’ disease after using a hotel’s leisure club in Dundee.

NHS Tayside confirmed the case after launching an investigation along with environmental health officers at the Landmark Dundee. The inquiry was launched after 66 members of staff and visitors reported feeling unwell with flu-like illness.

NHS Tayside said there was no evidence of legionella infection in any other samples taken during the investigation. The man was tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease late on Friday and is currently being treated in the city’s Ninewells Hospital.

Dr Christopher McGuigan, NHS Tayside consultant in public health medicine, said the flu-like illness had been short-lived for the majority of those affected.

He said: “We are not recommending that people should stay away from the hotel as the investigations are focusing on the leisure club which has been closed since the evening of Thursday, 17 March.



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