Highlights Over several years of molecular and genome-based monitoring, Legionella isolates from different geographical locations were collected and 39 of them were sequenced. In addition they were typed by standard culture and MALDI-TOF. Four potential new species in the Legionella genus were identified, which still need to be characterised fully. This study assists in the… Read more »
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.