BACTERIA has been found in Llandrindod Wells County War Memorial Hospital water supply, it has emerged today.
Legionella bacterium, which can cause Legionnaires’ disease, was found in some of the hospital’s water supply.
However, there have been no reported cases of anyone being affected by the bacterium at this time.
Precautionary measures have been taken at the hospital. These steps will reduce the risk to patients, while treatment of the water system is being carried out.
The Minor Injuries Unit remains open.
Director of Public Health, Dr Sumina Azam said: “It’s important to remember that there have been no reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease and that the disease cannot be passed from person to person.
“Legionella bacterium has the potential to cause Legionnaires’ disease which begins with flu-like symptoms and can lead to pneumonia and can be life threatening. Not everyone who comes into contact with the bacteria will become ill.
“Anyone who is concerned about their health should contact their GP or NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47.”