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Legionella bacteria discovery closes showers at Windsor barracks

11 July 2017

Following the discovery of legionella bacteria at the Windsor barracks of the Coldstream Guards regiment, a number of showers were shut down last week.

The infection was discovered during a routine inspection, the Daily Mirror reported.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) had confirmed the outbreak, it reported, which it believed resulted in the closure of approximately 60 showers.

Around 300 soldiers were forced to use alternative facilities, with no outbreaks Legionnaire's disease reported to date.

An MoD spokesman was quoted as saying that the outbreak was under control.

"Only one block of showers is closed and nearby alternatives are available while we fix the problem," said the spokesman.

In addition to regular active service deployment, the Coldstream Guards also provides troops for high-profile ceremonial duties, including the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.

Following the recent warm weather, industry experts have warned that further outbreaks of legionella are likely to be seen around the UK.

Concern has been expressed for a number of hospital sites over this issue, due to the ageing NHS estate and restrictions in budgets.


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