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Legionella Conference 2020 Moves to Chicago With a Health Care Focus

Legionella Conference 2020 will be held in Chicago Aug. 19-21, 2020, with an emphasis on preventing deadly outbreaks in hospitals and health care settings. NSF Health Sciences, an NSF International company, and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) are partnering as conference co-hosts to help stem this rising public health threat. Legionella Conference 2020: Prevention of Disease and… Read more »

Health officials: Legionnaires’ cases could be linked to Central DuPage Hospital

Public health officials are investigating whether Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital was the source of three cases of Legionnaires’ disease. Three patients could have acquired the infection at the Winfield hospital, but they also had other possible sources of exposure during the 10 days before they started showing symptoms, the Illinois Department of Health said… Read more »

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Death toll rises after a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in North Carolina

Another person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in North Carolina, bringing the death toll to four. None of the victims have been identified by authorities and health officials have not discussed the circumstances of their deaths. There have been 141 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease, an airborne lung infection, or Pontiac Fever,… Read more »

Health unit probing four cases of legionnaires’ disease in Barrie

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is investigating an increase in legionnaires’ disease cases in Barrie. Four cases have been confirmed recently in people who reside in the city. In the past six years, the health unit has seen on average two cases annually among Barrie residents. FULL ARTICLE

Ministers ‘kept in dark’ about infection fears at Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

NHS bosses failed to tell ministers there was a high risk of infections from the water supply at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) when it first opened in 2015, the Health Secretary has revealed. FULL ARTICLE

Following October Legionella case, Brielle meeting deadlines set by city

A Staten Island assisted living community dealing with a series of Legionella outbreaks has been meeting deadlines set by the city to help it address the issue. Information the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene provided to City Council Minority Leader Steven Matteo (R-Mid-Island) indicate The Brielle at Seaview is meeting the deadlines DOHMH Commissioner… Read more »

LEGIONELLA WATER TESTING MARKET TO EXPLORE EMERGING TRENDS OF COMING YEARS

Legionella that cause Legionellosis, a form of pneumonia is a respiratory disorder. The bacteria causes severe lung infection known as Legionnaires’ disease. The treatment of this disease often requires intensive care and hospitalization; therefore, it is considered as a public health concerns. FULL ARTICLE

Mainstreaming gender in water, sanitation service provision

DEVELOPMENT is defined in various ways. In simple terms, it can also be defined as the movement from a simple or worse situation to a sophisticated and better situation. In defining development, it is also vital to include the human element, which includes analysing gender in order to assess the particular needs of both men… Read more »

Legionella found in St George Hospital cooling towers

Legionella bacteria has been found in cooling towers at St George Hospital. A routine check of the hospital’s cooling towers on November 29 tested positive for Legionella bacteria. Cooling towers at an office building in the Kogarah business area had positive results to Legionella bacteria on December 2. An investigation examining whether there are any… Read more »

VIRUS SCARE Scots women’s jail Cornton Vale hit by Legionella outbreak as wing shut down

A SCOTS women’s prison was hit by a Legionella outbreak which saw a wing shut down. Five women caged in Stirling’s HMP Cornton Vale were moved after water outlets tested positive for the bacteria virus. FULL ARTICLE

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Product Spotlight

PrimeLab Photometer

The PrimeLab photometer hand-held Bluetooth® device is expandable and portable, developed for ultimate flexibility for use in a range of water systems. With only one light source and the JENCOLOR multi-spectral sensor used exclusively in the PrimeLab, it is possible to measure all water parameters where the water sample is visibly discoloured after addition of a reagent. Key Features of PrimeLab Photometer: The first and only PrimeLab photometer with just 1 LED / 1 JENCOLOR sensor, covering the 400 wavelength (380nm-780nm). More than a 100 different parameters available. Activation of add-on parameters is possible even after purchase. Powerful PC-software and app with free cloud service. Creating reports and dosage recommendations by just a click, using your individual water treatment chemicals.

HuwaSan TR50 Silver Stabilised Hydrogen Peroxide

HuwaSan TR50 is a commercial water disinfectant and biocide designed for shock disinfection or constant dosing. HuwaSan TR50 kills legionella bacteria and in addition removes biofilm. It is safer to use than chlorine as the disinfection breakdown products are oxygen and water. Independent testing shows that HuwaSan TR50 provides a very wide spectrum of biocidal activity against bacteria, viruses, spores, fungi, amoebae (such as amoeba acanthus which can act as a host to legionella bacteria) and algae. Use disinfectants safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

MC1+ Protector

Formulated to prevent wear and tear and the resulting debris, MC1+ stops magnetite and other deposits forming. As it does this, it protects the central heating, keeping the boiler working efficiently and helping to ensure the system lasts for longer.

MM2050 - PT100 Thermometer

Four/three/two wire measurement, Max/min functions, Hold function, Dual display, °C/°F/°A selectable, Simultaneous display of real time and max/min/hold measurement, Self calibrating.

MD610 Photometer

The MD610 gives you a mobile device in a modern design with the analytical features of a laboratory photometer. All important water analysis parameters from A(luminium) to Z(inc) are covered. Combined with the high precision of Lovibond® reagents, a reliable and quick analysis of water samples is guaranteed. Reagent tablets, powder reagents, liquid reagents, or cuvette tests are used depending on the method.

Armitage Shanks Markwik 21

Markwik21

(TB H2a) an integral thermostatic bib mixer tap, single long lever mixer. Single flow fixed horizontal nozzle, sequential operation. Sequential operation ensures both hot and cold supply are purged on each use, long lever gives precise control. Insulated technology keeps the ‘hot’ side of the mixer at a safe surface temperature.

AS Shower chrome

AS Shower chrome

Legionnaires‘ disease is usually spread by the breathing in of water vapour containing Legionella bacteria which is then deposited on the lungs. The bacteria thrives in water temperatures between 25 and 45°C and so showers by their very nature create an ideal environment for the bacteria to spread. The AS SHOWER chrome filter provides reliable and immediate protection against Legionella, removing bacteria at the point of use, allowing users to shower safely.