Day: 15 September 2017

BBC Radio Shropshire reveals second incident of Legionella bug in Ludlow

Coming just days after the Feathers Hotel was closed after a guest died from Legionnaires’ disease, this is a worrying development. What we know so far, we only know from the BBC. It is saying that this is a different strain from the Legionella at the Feathers and no one is at risk. I have been emailing public health and Shropshire Council officials since before 11am this morning. There has been no response. That’s shameful.

Call for urgent council inquiry into Legionnaires’ death in Ludlow

Tracey Huffer, Shropshire Councillor for Ludlow East and a practising nurse, is calling for Shropshire Council to hold an urgent scrutiny meeting to review the deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. She says: “This is a very rare event. The hotel has responded by closing for the time being. But we need to ensure that lessons are learnt and there is no repeat anywhere else in Shropshire.

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