Hot Tub

Rules on displaying hot tubs in shops and public places under review

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Rules on displaying hot tubs in shops and public places should be reviewed, according to a report into a fatal outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) report said a hot tub on show at JTF Warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent was the probable source of an outbreak in 2012.

Richard Griffin, 64, and 79-year old William Hammersley, both died and 19 other people caught the disease.

The HPA said hot tubs posed a health risk if not regularly maintained.

BBC News has not been able to contact JTF Warehouse for a comment following the HPA report.

Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-21755913