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Fatal Legionnaires' outbreak at Ludlow hotel

From BBC - September 13, 2017

A hotel guest has died after contracting Legionnaires' disease and another fell ill following a stay at the same place, it has been revealed.

The Feathers Hotel, in Ludlow, Shropshire, has voluntarily closed to the public on advice of health bosses.

Tests showed links between legionella bacteria found in water samples from the hotel and the two guests, Public Health England said.

Both guests were from Merseyside, the first of whom has since recovered.

The first case was diagnosed in April this year.

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Guests alerted

"Sadly, the most recently diagnosed individual, who stayed at the hotel in July, has died," a statement said.

The deceased was a woman in her 60s.She is understood to have died in mid-August.

The other guest was a woman in her 70s who recovered after being diagnosed in April.

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