Legionella bacteria discovered at The Parisian

Unsafe levels of the Legionella bacteria, the cause of Legionnaires’ disease has been found in some water samples taken from The Parisian.

According to the Health Bureau, a total of 78 water samples were collected from hotel rooms, washrooms in the lobby, and the shower room at the pool. Ten out of 78 water samples have reportedly showed unsafe levels of the bacteria.

Last month, the Health Bureau issued a notice saying that it was investigating three cases involving Hong Kong residents who had reportedly contracted the disease after visiting the hotel in December 2016, January 2017 and March 2017.

The disease is known to cause serious infection in the lungs, with symptoms similar to the flu.