Published on : Saturday, August 25, 2018
The Grade II listed 4-star hotel, which has 74 guest rooms, has been told it cannot use its hot and water taps until an inspection is carried out.
Legionella organisms are commonly found within water in the natural environment but elevated levels of the bacteria in a water supply can increase the risk of contracting Legionnaires’ disease.
The symptoms can include high fever, chills, muscle pains and sometimes diarrhoea and mental confusion. In extreme cases, the disease can be fatal.