Benajarafe football grounds reopen

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THE football grounds in Benajarafe have reopened after remaining closed for a month due to the Legionnaire’s Disease scare in the town. Three people were affected by the disease, two men, aged 74 and 54, and a 69-year-old woman. The origin of the infection was only located in one case, in the patient’s home.

However, bacteria which causes the disease was found in sprinklers and a water tank at the football grounds and they were closed by the town hall last month as a provisional measure while cleaning of the area was carried out by a specialized company.

The Sports Councillor, Jesus Lupiañez, announced that the decision to reopen the football grounds was taken last Friday once the town hall had the results of tests which showed there was no longer any trace of Legionnaire’s Disease at the facilities, which allowed local clubs to train and have matched at the pitch.

All the patients who were affected by the disease have now been released from hospital.

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