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Study Finds Ajoene Disrupts Biofilm in Chronic Wounds, and Enhances Antibiotic Effectiveness

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?   Response: Biofilms are complex bacterial communities formed during the natural infection process as a protection mechanism and controlled by bacterial quorum sensing. These biofilm communities allow infections to spread by producing toxins that inhibit the body’s immune system, generating exopolysaccharide and changes in metabolic state that… Read more »

Mystery over source of potentially deadly Legionnaires’ disease after nine confirmed cases

There has been an unusual amount of cases reported in the area. A warning has been issued over the high number of confirmed Legionnaires’ disease cases in the Vale of Glamorgan over the last ten months. The source of the disease is unknown and there is no evidence that shows the nine cases are linked… Read more »

Legal monitors warn Clint border facility is neglecting migrant kids

EL PASO, Texas – Lawyers warn that kids are taking care of kids, and there’s inadequate food, water and sanitation for the 250 infants, children and teens at the Border Patrol station in Clint.  The bleak portrait emerged Thursday after a legal team interviewed 60 children at the facility near El Paso that has become… Read more »

Increase number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Vale of Glamorgan

Public Health Wales said it has been investigating a ‘higher than usual’ number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the Vale of Glamorgan over the past 10 months. Legionnaires’ disease is a lung infection that can be life-threatening. It cannot be passed from person to person but can be caught from inhaling water droplets containing… Read more »

Snail Slime May Lead to New CF Treatments Because of Its Antimicrobial Proteins

Small proteins with antimicrobial properties found in the mucus of the brown garden snail may open the door to the development of new treatments for patients with cystic fibrosis(CF) who often experience lung infections caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a study says. The findings of the study, “Identification and characterisation of anti-Pseudomonas aeruginosa proteins… Read more »

How bacteria kill host cells from the inside

A bacterial pathogen that typically multiplies outside of host cells can enter and induce the destruction of cells called macrophages, according to a study published June 20 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Anne-Béatrice Blanc-Potard of the Université de Montpellier in France, and colleagues. Pathogenic bacteria are commonly classified as intracellular or extracellular pathogens. Pathogenic… Read more »

Legionnaires’ disease: A personal story

Legionnaires’ disease is a serious type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. Legionella can also cause a milder illness called Pontiac fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some 6100 Legionnaires’ disease cases were reported in 2016; however, this number is undoubtedly low due to under-diagnosis. FULL INTERVIEW HERE

2.2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water globally: UN

Naylor has urged the governments around the world to “invest in their communities if we are going to bridge these economic and geographic divides and deliver this essential human right.” The report further stated that the portion of the population practicing open defecation has more than halved since the turn of the century, from 21… Read more »

Settlement for family of Andrew Clegg who contracted Legionnaires’ disease

The family of a man who died as a result of Legionnaires’ disease contracted at a Hampshire care home hope lessons have been learned after lawyers secured them a settlement. Andy Clegg, who was a resident at Fordingbridge Care Home, was admitted to hospital after becoming unwell. But his condition worsened and he died nearly… Read more »

Monthly Legionella Report May 2019

National Surveillance Scheme for Legionnaires’ disease in Residents of England and Wales. READ REPORT HERE

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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.