Highly infectious Legionella found at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital

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Highly infectious Legionella bacteria has been found in wet areas at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital.

The bacteria, which causes respiratory disease, was found in a shower in a hydrotherapy pool area and in a second shower not usually used by patients, the hospital said on Wednesday.

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Up to 30 families who came into contact with the areas, which have been disinfected, have been alerted.