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Laboratory reports of respiratory infections made to PHE from PHE and NHS laboratories in England and Wales: weeks 48 to 52, 2017

Laboratory reports of respiratory infections made to PHE from PHE and NHS laboratories in England and Wales: weeks 48 to 52, 2017   Updated 5 January 2018   READ MORE

Most Drinking Water–Associated Disease Outbreaks Linked to Legionella

During 2013-2014, the CDC received 42 reports of disease outbreaks in the United States related to drinking water, with 57% of them linked to Legionella, the bacterium that causes legionnaires disease, according to recent findings.   READ MORE

Laboratory reports of respiratory infections made to PHE from PHE and NHS laboratories in England and Wales: weeks 44 to 47, 2017

Laboratory reports of respiratory infections made to PHE from PHE and NHS laboratories in England and Wales: weeks 44 to 47, 2017 Updated 1 December 2017   READ MORE

Laboratory reports of respiratory infections made to PHE from PHE and NHS laboratories in England and Wales: weeks 27 to 30, 2017

Laboratory reports of respiratory infections made to PHE from PHE and NHS laboratories in England and Wales: weeks 27 to 30, 2017   Updated 1 December 2017   READ MORE

Legionnaires’ disease associated with travel to Dubai, 2016 to 2017

PHE has been supporting the ECDC response to an increased number of Legionnaires’ Disease cases in EU residents, associated with travel to Dubai, recorded over the past year in the EU agency’s ELDSnet surveillance system of travel-related LD cases in EU residents.   READ MORE

Mandatory surveillance of Gram-negative HCAIs extended

The scope of mandatory reporting to PHE of healthcare-associated infections recorded by NHS Acute Trusts and Independent Healthcare Providers in England has been extended to include Klebsiella spp. and Pseudomonas aeruginosa bloodstream infections (bacteraemia), NHS Improvement announced in a letter to Trusts on 18 September [1].   READ MORE

‘Ten Question’ initiative

In 2016, Building and Environment launched a new initiative and planned to publish a series of papers focusing on “Ten Questions” in built environment research.   READ MORE

Superbugs: The Fight For Our Lives

Antibiotics have enabled us to combat diseases that were once untreatable. But bacteria have fought back, evolving into superbugs resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics.   READ MORE

Read ‘THE BIOCIDAL PRODUCTS REGULATION (BPR) AND WATER TREATMENT’ article from the Waterline Spring 2017 edition

Now available to view on this website –  ‘THE BIOCIDAL PRODUCTS REGULATION (BPR) AND WATER TREATMENT’ article from the Waterline Spring 2017 edition.   View the article here (PDF)

Open access paper – Legionella becoming a mutualist: adaptive processes shaping the genome of symbiont in the louse Polyplax serrata.

Abstract Legionellaceae are intracellular bacteria known as important human pathogens. In the environment, they are mainly found in biofilms associated with amoebas. In contrast to the gammaproteobacterial family Enterobacteriaceae, which established a broad spectrum of symbioses with many insect taxa, the only instance of legionella-like symbiont has been reported from lice of the genus Polyplax…. Read more »

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

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.