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  • Lisamarie Lamb

Cases of Legionnaires in Holme Wood Are Being Looked Into

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is looking into a cluster of legionnaires' disease cases that have been linked to a building on Bradford's largest estate.

This follows the discovery of Legionella bacteria in the water supply of a nearby sheltered housing estate, Holme Wood.

Two residents of Morrell Court were afflicted with the illness, but Accent Housing assured the locals that they are now well again.

The UK Health and Safety Executive (UKHSA) has stated that it is collaborating with environmental health officers from Bradford Council and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to offer public health advice, investigate whether or not the cluster of cases is related, and identify the likely source.

It was concluded that there was little danger to the public at large because the sickness was difficult to disseminate.

They are still verifying some data, however the owners are conducting additional research to help us learn more. Legionella bacteria can be found all over the world and thrives in huge water systems found in buildings.

Regular testing and treatment of water systems is essential to preventing the spread of microorganisms that could be harmful to human health.

Antibiotics are the standard treatment for legionnaires' disease, and patients who receive hospital care typically recover completely. It's not commonly spread from person to person.

Legionnaires' disease symptoms are similar to the flu, including weakness, fever, dry cough, and headaches.

Contact NHS 111 or your family doctor if you experience any of these signs.

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