Will your dialysis water filtration unit cope with your Legionella control method?
An article published in LinkedIn, by Dr V. Barbosa yesterday discusses isolation, analysis methods, and control measures for multi-drug resistant Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. S. maltophilia is associated with wet surfaces and aqueous solutions and its cells have the ability to survive with minimal nutrients, in drinking water, ultrapure water, treated water and dialysate effluent. It has […]
Following the publication of the new updated version of the HTM04-01 earlier this year, it is now necessary to ensure safety of all water used by patients, residents, staff and visitors. This minimises the risk of infection associated with all waterborne pathogens. This applies to other waterborne pathogens, not just Legionella. Therefore, safety procedures also […]
Follow the link below and check out the content of the latest issue of our newsletter, which deals with topics like: “Could you contract Legionnaires’ disease from your toilet?” “The New HTM 04-01 – what is new? “The latest research on Legionella and risk management in hospitals.” “Details of how to have a drink with […]
Potentially harmful germs can be found as far away as 6 feet from the toilet after flushing.
LEAP 3 Legionella is potentially deadly, especially to immune-suppressed hospitals’ patients, such as the very young and the elderly. Therefore, together with other pathogens, it has to be kept under control in hospitals. I had the pleasure of attending the LEAP 3 event last Thursday, 23 June 2016, at the Discovery […] via Legionella and Environmental […]
Following the recent publication of the new Health Technical Memorandum (HTM 04-01) 2016 earlier this month, the organizers of the third meeting of the Legionella and Environment Action Platform – L.E.A.P 03 have decided to include this hot topic as a discussion topic at some of the tables at the L.E.A.P 03 event. There […]
It now recognises that the temperature control regime is the traditional approach and no longer the preferred strategy.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common biofilm-forming Gram-negative bacterium often found in soil and ground water, which is implicated in diseases especially of the lungs. It is an opportunistic pathogen, but rarely affects healthy individuals. It can however cause a wide range of infections in almost any organ or tissue, particularly in patients with a weakened […]
Viable But Not Culturable (VBNC) state has been recognised since the early 1980s and is regarded by most researchers as a survival strategy used by mainly Gram negative bacteria as a response to stress (Li et al, 2014). A review paper by Alexander Kirschener, from the Medical University of Vienna, published in Water Research, as […]