By guest blogger Dr Vera L Barbosa There have been cases of managers of care homes being fined recently for not following the required procedures for the management of the risks posed by Legionella bacteria to residents in the homes they manage. Legionella is a group of bacteria which is well known for causing legionellosis, […]
The National Institute of Infectious Diseases reported this month that reported Legionella infections have increased almost fivefold in Japan over the past five years. The researchers speculated that the rise was due to increased use of public whirlpool spas and hot springs. Source: The Mainichi Daily News
Blog post by our work experience 6th Form student Olivia Barbosa-Atkins. Legionnaires’ disease is caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila which is found in both potable and non-potable water sources. Legionnaires’ disease (LD) is a grave form of pneumonia typically categorised by the onset of feelings of weakness and fatigue after the incubation period of 2 […]
By our guest blogger Dr Vera Barbosa I have been attending the Legionella and Environmental Action Platform (L.E.A.P.) event for the past two years and I have been very impressed on both occasions. See my previous blog about last year’s event and this one about the first LEAP event I have attended. The event is […]
Image credit: Debra Weinstein, Sao-Mai Nguyen-Mau, and Vincent Lee This blog is authored by guest blogger Dr. Vera Barbosa (Consultant Research Scientist and Writer) and was first posted on her LinkedIn page on 6th February. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common biofilm-forming Gram-negative opportunistic bacterium with extensive metabolic diversity, which allows it to thrive in a […]
By Sonia King, ProEconomy Sales Director The L.E.A.P event was set up in 2013 by the team at Manta Workshops to bring together like minded individuals passionate about water quality. By sharing knowledge, not only with leading authorities in the water industry but also with those ‘on the front line’, L.E.A.P aims to educate and […]
By ProEconomy’s Managing Director, Byron Bedford. I wanted to thank all our clients and everyone that has made 2016 such a great year. It’s been our best year ever. For me some of the highlights have included: 30 new Orca systems installed. I really feel that copper and silver ionisation is making fantastic progress as […]
It has been reported by the Department of Health that E. coli infections represent 65% of gram-negative infections and killed more than 5,500 NHS patients in 2015 and are set to cost the NHS £2.3 billion by 2018. There is also large variation in hospital infection rates, with the worst performers having more than 5 […]
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