Mystery of Leeds banking office sickness outbreak

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The source of a sickness outbreak at a bank’s offices in Leeds has yet to be identified, public health officials said today.

As previously reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, an investigation was launched after Lloyds Banking Group’s Westbank site on Water Lane closed last Wednesday when workers began suffering diarrhoea and vomiting.

Giving an update today, Dr Andrew Lee, a consultant in communicable disease control for Public Health England in Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “No source of the illness has been identified.

“The office premises were reopened at the end of last week.

“The numbers of staff reporting illness has decreased and we have asked the company concerned to continue to monitor sickness absence.”