By Dr Vera L Barbosa There have been cases of care home managers receiving fines for not following procedures regarding Legionella control in care homes. In this article, we cover the importance of Legionella control and prevention to avoid a fine and keep residents safe. What Is Legionella? Legionella is a group of bacteria which […]
The National Institute of Infectious Diseases reported this month that reported Legionella infections have increased almost fivefold in Japan over the past five years. Why Was There An Increase In Legionnaires’ Disease Cases? There can be no definite answer. However, researchers speculated that the rise was due to an increase of the use of public […]
The following is a blog post by our work experience 6th Form student Olivia Barbosa-Atkins. What Is Legionella? The cause of Legionnaires’ disease is the bacterium Legionella pneumophila. We find Legionella 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 […]
By our guest blogger Dr Vera Barbosa What Is the Legionella and Environmental Action Platform (L.E.A.P.)? I have been attending the Legionella and Environmental Action Platform (L.E.A.P.) event for the past two years. See my previous blog about last year’s event and one about the first LEAP event I attended. The event is really useful for Estates […]
Image credit: Debra Weinstein, Sao-Mai Nguyen-Mau, and Vincent Lee This blog is by guest blogger Dr. Vera Barbosa (Consultant Research Scientist and Writer). It was first posted on her LinkedIn page on 6th February. What Is Pseudomonas Aeruginosa? Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a biofilm-forming Gram-negative opportunistic bacterium with extensive metabolic diversity. This allows it to thrive in […]
By Sonia King, ProEconomy Sales Director What Is LEAP? The L.E.A.P event was set up in 2013 by the team at Manta Workshops. It intends 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’, […]
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! ProEconomy’s 2016 Highlights For me, some of the highlights have included: 30 new Orca systems installed. I really feel that copper and silver ionisation is making […]
E. coli Infections According to the Department of Health, E. coli infections represent 65% of gram-negative infections. They reportedly 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. The worst performers having more than 5 times the […]
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