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Primary school reopens to Year 5 and 6 pupils after legionella scare

By February 26, 2015May 16th, 2017Water

A primary school is to partially re-open today after the potentially harmful bacteria legionella was discovered in parts of its water supply, the Guardian Series reports.

Nightingale Primary School in London was closed on Monday after inspectors at Redbridge council found legionella in two buildings.

The airborne bacteria, commonly found in man-made water systems, is considered low-risk when managed properly but can cause Legionnaires’ disease or a mild flu-like illness called Pontiac fever.

Today, the school has re-opened to Year 5 and 6 pupils and staff will be supervising the use of hand sanitisers to prevent any risk of exposure.

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