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Study Examines Risk Factors for Bacterial Colonization in Bronchiectasis

Among people with bronchiectasis, those more than 55 years old or who have bronchiectasis as a result of infection, are at an increased risk of being colonized with the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The human body is home for many different kinds of bacteria; most are benign, but some cause health problems. It’s known that people with bronchiectasis… Read more »

Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel faces lawsuit over Legionella death

The family of a woman who died while staying at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel last year filed a lawsuit against the facility’s owners, Hart Hotels. The lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court claims Virginia resident Vera E. DeWeese died after exposure to the Legionella bacteria, and that her death was caused by the hotel’s… Read more »

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Patient at Parma health care facility infected with Legionella bacteria

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Health officials are working on determining the source of bacteria responsible for a Legionella bacteria infection at a Parma rehabilitation center. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health said a patient who spent time at the Broadview Multi-Care Center in Parma was diagnosed with a Legionella bacterial infection. While the source of… Read more »

The Charlotte Observer

1 dead, others sick in Legionnaires’ outbreak linked to NC fair, officials say

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease linked to the North Carolina Mountain State Fair has killed one person and sickened “multiple people,” according to health officials.  Public health officials say anyone who went to the fair earlier this month and is showing symptoms of the lung disease should see a doctor.  State and local officials are… Read more »


Zimbabwe’s water woes worsen as capital shuts down treatment plant

Authorities in Zimbawe are scrambling to meet the water needs of the country’s capital Harare after the city’s main water treatment plant was shut down on Monday, leaving 1 million people without tap water. Zimbabwe was hit by a severe drought between October 2018 and May this year, but Harare’s Deputy Mayor Herbert Mupamaonde said… Read more »


Water supply failures up as consumer use increases

Disruption to domestic water supplies has risen by a fifth in two years and billions of litres of water are being lost through leaky pipework, according to a report. The Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) said companies needed to do much more to protect consumers and questioned how well-equipped they were to deal with extremes… Read more »

Legionnaires’ Disease risk: Barrow shopkeepers face legal action

Shopkeepers risking an outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease have been threatened with legal action. “Critical and serious” issues have been found in shops leased out by Barrow Council in Cumbria. Eighteen shops in Barrow, Walney and Dalton have been checked but inspectors could not gain access to one. Councillors warned the threat was especially “serious” because… Read more »

HOLIDAY HELL Great-gran, 71, left fighting for life after contracting Legionnaires disease on Jet2 Corfu holiday win five-figure payout

A GREAT-GRANDMA left fighting for her life after contracting Legionnaires’ disease on a Jet2 Corfu holiday has won a five-figure payout. Ann Best, 71, felt unwell in the second week of her trip to Sidari but initially put her flu-like symptoms down to the heat. Back home in Middlesbrough, Ann was prescribed antibiotics by her… Read more »

6 hospitalized by legionnaires’ disease in south-central London

London health officials say six adults have been hospitalized due to an outbreak of legionnaires’ disease, with all cases geographically linked to a south-central London neighbourhood they would not name.  Dr. Alex Summers, Middlesex-London Health Unit’s associate medical officer of health, says they’ve been investigating the cases for the past few weeks.  “We have been investigating a… Read more »

Legionella bacteria discovered in water at Guthrie Healthworks in Erwin

The Guthrie Healthworks medical office in Erwin, just outside Painted Post, closed temporarily after the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease was found in water samples. The state Health Department confirmed that water samples collected by facility staff tested positive for legionella bacteria. There were no reports of illness associated with the discovery, Health Department Public… Read more »

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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.

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


(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.