Two Birmingham swimming pools were forced to close following a number of cases of the cryptosporidiosis diarrhoea and vomiting bug.
Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre was initially closed in June for thorough cleaning after a customer accidently defecated in the water. As a precaution, Northfield Leisure Centre was also closed.
West Midlands Health Protection Team had been notified of a number of cases of Cryptosporidium in the Birmingham area and discovered a common factor that several of those people had used the Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre pool. Tests were undertaken and confirmed the presence of Cryptosporidium.
Dr Huda Mohamed, consultant with PHE West Midlands Health Protection Team, said: “Birmingham Community Leisure Trust has undertaken a thorough deep cleaning of the pool and filters and following further independent testing, we are content that all traces of Cryptosporidium have been removed from the pool and there is no further risk to the health of the public.
“The Trust has taken the matter very seriously and we are both reassured and extremely satisfied with the extensive action undertaken. There have been no new cases linked to the pool since its closure.”