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2 Cases Of Legionnaires’ Disease Linked To Albert Lea Hotel, MDH Says

Minnesota health officials have traced back two cases of Legionnaires’ disease to a hotel in Albert Lea. Read the full article here

After coronavirus, another hidden respiratory disease lurks in the buildings we left behind

Global outbreaks of coronavirus have forced the closing of schools, gyms, offices and other buildings at a scale never seen before. Now, as countries start reopening after lockdown, those previously abandoned buildings could have become a breeding ground for another infection – Legionnaires’ disease. Read the full article here

This man spent last year flushing hundreds of toilets. The new fear as the pandemic wanes: Legionnaires’ disease

LAS VEGAS – Michael Hurtado spent the past year of the pandemic flushing toilets. Once a week. Hundreds of toilets. Thousands of times. Read the full article here

Data Science Project Helps Legionnaires’ Disease Investigators Worldwide

Legionnaires’ disease is a severe pneumonia with a 1 in 10 fatality rate, and cooling towers containing Legionella bacteria are a common source of community outbreaks. Outbreak investigators need to find and test cooling towers to stop the outbreak and prevent more illnesses and deaths. Read the full article here

Man in Central China suffers from organ failure after driving car covered with mold and Legionella

A man from Central China’s Hunan Province suffered from acute multiple organ failure after he drove his car which had been parked for two months and was covered with mold inside. Read the full article here

CIBSE Guide G: Public health and plumbing engineering (2014)

PDF amended December 2020 to amend stated values of daily demand for hotels are per bedroom, not per person and include omitted Simultaneous demand pipe sizing charts. Read the full article here

Aberdeenshire Council HQ closed after suspected legionella find

Aberdeenshire Council has been forced to close its city headquarters – after a potentially deadly bacteria was found in the water supply. Read the full article here

HSE Annual Science Review 2021

HSE has published this year’s review, ‘COVID-19: Collaboration in a time of crisis’. The 2021 Annual Science Review focuses on the robust scientific evidence supporting the government’s response to the pandemic. The review highlights the range of studies HSE scientists are working on to support healthy and safe work in Great Britain, including: • The safe introduction… Read more »

Lorry driver’s death could be linked to ferry journey

A lorry driver from Stafford died after contracting legionnaire’s disease.  He complained he was short of breath. His condition worsened and he died days later on September 2 2018. Read the full article here

‘Pokemonas’: bacteria closely related to lung parasites discovered and named after Pokémon

‘Pokemonas’ live in round amoebae, similar to Pokémon, which are caught inside balls in the popular video game. Read the full article here

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Product Spotlight

Effective Thermal Disinfection at POU

By using the readily available system temperature hot water supply (>60C), the patented ILTDU, In-Line Thermal Disinfection Unit, from Horne Engineering facilitates the only effective thermal disinfection of showers, taps, TMVs, their associated pipe-work feeds, ancillary fittings, mixed water deadleg and terminal outlet fitting. In conjunction with high velocity flushing, which shears excess biofilm from internal pipework surfaces (and represents 95% of the water system’s total bio-load) thus improving water quality, regular operation of the ILTDU further aids the risk-management of retrograde pathogens, e.g. opportunistic Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria and others. http://b.link/Pathogen-Control

Baclyser® neo S sterile shower filter

The disposable point-of-use water shower filter with a service life of up to four months. As a CE-marked medical device this can be used in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and wherever water filtration is important. The hollow fibre membrane with a proven retention efficiency of 7 log steps complies with the FDA definition of sterile filtered water. Unique RetroGuard concept: Maximum protection against retrograde contamination. Thanks to Metalskin Medical® as a coating at the jet disc an antibacterial efficacy is given at the outlet. Learn more: www.aqua-free.com/en

Xiveillance Remote Temperature Monitoring

Real-time monitoring for water systems and more; presenting essential compliance data at your fingertips. Know how often and for how long your outlets have reached their desired temperature. Get instant alerts for any non-compliant outlets. Drive efficiency and value with effective management of site visits and flushing regimes. Based on the latest low-powered IoT technologies. A credible, cost-effective, and money-saving alternative to a traditional BMS. Xiveillance.co.uk

Compliance. Complete.

Introducing the X-POT Compliance Pack - Controlled – Including our Easily Commissionable Pre-settable PICV removing the complexity of many PICV’s. - Maintainable – Our industry leading X-POT Side Stream Filter allows for Quick and Easy Maintenance without affecting system operation. - Monitored – Our Updated PD Monitor features MODBUS allowing you to monitor your X-POT Installations via your BMS systems. - Energy Efficiency – Supplied with our Custom Insulation Jackets. - Selection Made Simple – Our Compliance Packs are matched to our X-POT’s.

HM&V Utilities Ltd – Helping you stay compliant

HM&V Utilities Ltd are a LCA Registered Water Hygiene and Utility Specialist based the South of the UK. We provide comprehensive packages to help clients stay compliant with their obligations under current legislation and law. From the initial Risk Assessment to corrective remedial actions, we have you covered. We are LCA registered and ISO9001 accredited to carry out Legionella Risk Assessments, Cleaning and Disinfection services as well as Sampling & Analytical Services.

EndoSan Stabilised Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfectant

EndoSan is a stabilised hydrogen peroxide disinfectant with a broad spectrum of efficacy. Due to its unrivalled stability EndoSan is the ideal water disinfectant. EndoSan is proven to kill legionella bacteria and is a highly effective biofilm remover. No harmful by-products are formed in the disinfection process, instead EndoSan simply degrades into water and oxygen. EndoSan is a compelling alternative to chlorine-based disinfection products. Use disinfectants safely. Always read the label and product information before use.

Single Syringe Test Kit

The world’s fastest Legionella test! Get results on site for the strain of legionella that causes practically all legionnaires’ disease cases and outbreaks in only 25 minutes. On site results removes the risks associated with transportation of samples. Simple to use, no specialist training required. Why would you wait days for test results? Contact us at Wycombe Water a Hydrosense distributor.

Neptune Water Safety

Neptune is an enterprise-grade, web-based water safety monitoring system which uses discrete, wireless multi-probe thermocouple devices that are easily attached to water assets in order to help maintain the safety of an organisation’s water system. By continually monitoring and analysing temperatures and flow events over time, Neptune helps identify conditions likely to create harmful bacteria such as Legionella or cause freeze or scald risk, improving safety for building users.