The pool and spa at Corby’ Holiday Inn have been closed for an investigation into cases of legionnaires’ disease.
Public Health England is working with Corby Council to investigate the two cases and environmental health officers are advising the hotel on what action it must take before its facilities can re-open.
Legionnaires’ disease is caused by legionella bacterium which cannot be passed from person to person but through breathing in droplets of contaminated water.
Source: Northamptonshire Telegraph
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