Jersey

Legionnaires' disease bacteria at Jersey hospitals

The bacteria which causes Legionnaires' disease has been found in the water at two Jersey hospitals.

Legionella was found in water supplies at the Gwyneth Huelin Wing for outpatients at the General Hospital and in part of St Saviour's Hospital, not used by patients.

The health department said there was a "very low risk" of people getting ill.

It added that the hospitals would be decontaminated over the weekend while services operated as normal.

The legionella bacterium can live in all types of water, natural and artificial.

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