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Last Updated: Friday, 5 December, 2003, 20:46 GMT
Centre reopens after bug find
A leisure centre closed following the discovery of the bacteria which cause Legionnaires' disease has now been reopened.

A routine inspection at The Link Centre in Swindon detected the legionella bug in two samples taken from a water system supplying showers and other facilities.

Swindon Borough Council, which runs the centre, immediately closed the complex, which includes a swimming pool, an ice rink and a gym.

A full sterilisation of the water system has been carried out.

The council said the closure had been a precautionary measure and said the traces of the bug were "minute".

The chief executive Simon Birch said: "What we have picked up is a very tiny level of the bug which presented a very low level of risk.

"Monitoring allowed us to clean the water systems long before it became a problem."

The centre reopened to the public on Friday evening.

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