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Bacteria dislodged by hospital decontamination work

Work to clean up a hospital bacteria outbreak inadvertently led to more contamination, new documents reveal. Brain surgery was postponed at Edinburgh’s Western General in March after a small number of patients contracted the Pseudomonas aeruginosa bug from showers and taps in a ward. Health Protection Scotland (HPS) papers show a shower in the hospital’s… Read more »

Public Health England Monthly Legionella Report – September 2019

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Australian woman fights for her life after contracting Legionnaires’ disease while on holiday in Bali

An Australian woman is fighting for her life in an intensive care unit after she contracted legionnaires disease while holidaying in Bali. Perth based sales manager Lindsay Munro and her family were holidaying in Kuta last week. But when they returned home, her sister was diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease, and is currently fighting for… Read more »

Global Novel Water Sustainability Technologies Report 2019: Key Projects and Opportunities, Financing, and Venture Capital, Transactions and Trends

The scope of this report is broad and covers various technologies in sustainable water management across various end users. Novel water sustainability technologies are broken down by technology and end user. Revenue forecasts from 2018-2024 are given for each technology, application and end user, with estimated valued derived from the revenue of manufacturers total revenues…. Read more »

New insight on how bacteria evolve drug resistance could lead to improved antibiotic therapies

Researchers have provided new insight into a mechanism behind the evolution of antibiotic resistance in a type of bacterium that causes severe infections in humans. Their findings in the multidrug-resistant bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa), published today in eLife, suggest the strategy could be exploited to develop new and sustainable antibiotic treatments. FULL ARTICLE

Vast Differences in Legionnaires’ Disease Response by Industry

Before a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at an agricultural fair in western North Carolina last month, no one in the area had any idea of the damage to come. Fairgoers and state health officials alike were oblivious to the health risk that lurked in the plumbing of the Davis Event Center, the structure at… Read more »

Fear of ‘unsafe’ water at Southsea filling stations as they repeatedly fail Legionella lab tests

WATER refill stations costing £38,000 of public cash have repeatedly failed tests for Legionella with council workers flushing away thousands of litres of water to keep them safe. Four units were installed last year in Southsea by Portsmouth City Council but it has emerged they have repeatedly failed laboratory tests. FULL ARTICLE

Facility can’t accept new residents after new positive legionella test

The state health department is barring any new residents from entering an assisted living facility in Guilderland after a resident tested positive for legionnaires disease. The state ordered the Promenade Assisted Living facility to do this as they try to get the legionella bacteria levels under control. FULL ARTICLE

Cryptosporidium Found Again In Portland Water

Portland’s water bureau is warning that residents who have weakened immune systems should talk to their doctors before drinking city tap water, after tests from the Bull Run Watershed found two units of cryptosporidium in a 50-liter water sample Tuesday. FULL ARTICLE

AI Hive Mind Chooses Clean Water Over Education as Top World Priority

Universal access to clean water should be the world’s highest priority, according to a recent pronouncement by a “swarm artificial intelligence” system that connected 70 people in real time via AI algorithms designed to turn them into a “hive mind.” 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.