Legionella bacteria found in showers at Dundee community centre
TRACES of potentially deadly legionella bacteria have been found in the showers at a community centre in Dundee.
The centre remains open to the public, but the shower area has been closed off following the discovery of the bacteria during routine testing of the showers in the men’s changing area at Menzieshill Community Centre.
A spokesman for the city council said: “As a result of routine water sampling, Dundee City Council can confirm that legionella bacteria have been found in the shower heads at Menzieshill Community Centre.
“The shower area has been closed and the water system has been thoroughly treated. As a precautionary measure, new showers are to be installed.”
He added: “The city council follows a rigorous health and safety regime which includes regular testing for legionella bacteria.
“Officials from NHS Tayside’s health protection team are fully aware of the circumstances and actions taken by the council. In their view, there are no public health issues. The community centre continues to remain open to the public.”
Legionella bacteria can cause Legionnaires’ disease.
Three people died in a recent outbreak of the disease in Edinburgh.
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