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Biocide tolerance in microorganisms – is there a solution to this problem?

An article published in LinkedIn, by Dr V. Barbosa yesterday discusses isolation, analysis methods, and control measures for multi-drug resistant Stenotrophomonas maltophilia.     What Is Stenotrophomonas maltophilia? S. maltophilia is associated with wet surfaces and aqueous solutions. Its cells have the ability to survive with minimal nutrients, in drinking water, ultrapure water, treated water and […]

Posted on September 7, 2016

Sampling method for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia – an emerging pathogen

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 […]

Posted on September 6, 2016

ProEconomy August 2016 Newsletter

Follow the link below and check out the the ProEconomy August 2016 Newsletter. This issue 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 us during […]

Posted on August 30, 2016

Risks posed by germs in toilet plume after flushing toilets

Potentially harmful germs can be found as far away as 6 feet from the toilet after flushing.

Posted on August 19, 2016

Legionella and Environmental Action Platform – LEAP 3 Event — Vera Barbosa’s Environmental Blog

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 […]

Posted on June 27, 2016

News Flash!!! L.E.A.P 03 will discuss the new HTM 04-01

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.     […]

Posted on June 13, 2016

The HTM04-01, 2016 – What is new?

It now recognises that the temperature control regime is the traditional approach and no longer the preferred strategy.

Posted on June 2, 2016

Pseudomonas aeruginosa in healthcare facilities and its control with copper and silver ionisation

What Is Pseudomonas Aeruginosa? 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 […]

Posted on May 20, 2016

Determination of viable legionella in engineered water systems: do we find what we are looking for?

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 […]

Posted on April 29, 2016

SMURF-like people! Open letter to delegates of the RSPH ‘Water Safety – It’s choice, not chance’ meeting 03/02/2016

Open Letter by Dr B. Bedford PhD Legionella Control ProEconomy Ltd Tel.: +44(0)1525 854111 E-mail: birgitta@proeconomy.com Dr John Lee, of Leegionella Ltd, recently gave an interesting presentation entitled ‘Managing water safety: pros and cons of different treatment regimes’ at the RSPH ‘Water Safety – It’s choice, not chance’ meeting, showing a shocking photograph of a […]

Posted on February 26, 2016

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