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Researchers find triple as many Legionnaires’ cases as previously reported

The first New Zealand-wide study of the burden of Legionnaires’ disease has found triple the number of cases of this form of pneumonia than previously reported.   LINK

Milton Keynes man recruits lawyers to find out how he caught Legionnaires’ disease

A Milton Keynes man who ended up in hospital with Legionnaires’ disease following a skiing holiday has recruited lawyers to discover the cause of his illness.   LINK

Legionella outbreak source found in Ghent paper mill

A paper mill has been identified as a “probable source” of infection in a Legionella epidemic that broke out near Ghent and which has already claimed the lives of two people and infected dozens more. Full Story Here

Mount Carmel confirms 1 death following Legionnaires’ diagnosis from Grove City branch

GROVE CITY, Ohio — One person who was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease following recent treatment at Mount Carmel Grove City has died, the hospital confirmed Sunday. Chief Clinical Operations Officer Dr. Richard Streck says out of respect for the patient’s privacy and privacy laws, the hospital is not discussing the specifics of the patient’s information…. Read more »

Legionella bacteria confirmed in water supply at N.J. senior building, officials say

Newark city officials confirmed Friday the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease was found inside the senior citizen building at 2 Nevada Street, after four people who lived or visited there were infected. Dr. Mark Wade, director of the Department of Health and Community Wellness, said in an email that initial sampling in May found legionella… Read more »

Taking the P***: the decline of the great British public toilet

RSPH has published a report revealing the dire state of our public conveniences and its impact on the public’s health.   LINK

Two new cases of Legionella confirmed in Ghent: number of victims rises to 32

Two new Legionella cases linked to Ghent port were confirmed by the Flemish Health Agency on Saturday. Although one of the new victims was able to be treated at home, the other had to be hospitalised for non-urgent treatment. This takes the total number of cases to 32. Full Article

Monthly Legionella Report April 2019

Monthly Legionella Report April 2019 National Surveillance Scheme for Legionnaires’ disease in Residents of England and Wales LINK

World Health Assembly Update, 25 May 2019

International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11) Member states agreed today to adopt the eleventh revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), to come into effect on 1 January 2022. Read here

BS 8580-1:2019 Water Quality. Risk assessments for Legionella control – free information leaflet

BS 8580-1:2019 Water Quality. Risk assessments for Legionella control – free information leaflet available for download. And remember, if you wish to purchase the full document then don’t forget the WMSoc member discount codes (discount codes expire – 31/07/2019).   DOWNLOAD

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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

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.