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More birth pool concern; ECHO SHORTS.

HEALTH officials investigating a case of Legionnaires' disease in a baby which was linked to a home birthing pool have found more contaminated pools.

Public Health England (PHE) has reiterated its advice not to use pre-heated home birthing pools after more pools tested positive for Legionella, the bug which can cause Legionnaires' disease.

The health authority cautioned against the use of the pools after a baby born in one contracted Legionnaires' disease. The baby was being treated in intensive care in a hospital but PHE refused to give any update on its health, saying the case was "now subject to a police investigation."

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 26, 2014
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