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According to a report published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), 2852 cases of Legionnaires’ Disease were reported by EU Member States, Iceland and Norway, in 2012. Read More..
The Health & Safety Executive have released a technical guidance for duty holders to comply with their legal obligations with regards to legionella. Such obligations include: the identification and assessment of sources of risk; the preparation of a scheme to prevent or control risk; the implementation and management of precautions; and risk surveillance. Read More..
Everybody needs to have clean, uncontaminated water supplied to their home. Water filters ensure a healthy supply of uncontaminated water, free from toxic pollutants such as heavy metals, chemicals, pathogens, as well as sediment and turbidity, and are a very convenient, yet effective way to purify the water you drink. Read More..
Pseudomonas are opportunistic pathogens that are found in many natural places. They are particularly plentiful in soil, plants, stagnant or surface water and in warm, moist areas. They also can make their home on food, faucet handles and sinks, bath toys, hot tubs, pools and flower water. An opportunistic pathogen is one that takes advantage of its host by exploiting any defect in their defence system and initiates an infection. For healthy individuals, coming into contact with Pseudomonas have little to no ill effects. For children, elderly or those with some type of immune system compromise, Pseudomonas can cause anything from a skin infection to eventually, death. This is especially true for those with cancer, severe burns and AIDS as well. A majority of the fatalities due to Pseudomonas in health care settings involve newborns, elderly and those with cancer, cystic fibrosis and burns. The fatality rate for these groups is near 50 percent. Pseudomonas thrive at temperatures from 37°C (98.6°F) to 42°C (107.6°F) making them impossible for the body’s own natural defence system to kill. This means that they also thrive in warm water which is usually somewhere between the same temperature range. Read More..
Legionnaires’ Disease – so named because the disease was first observed among attendees of the American Legion convention in Philadelphia in 1976 – is a severe form of pneumonia caused by the Legionella pneumophila bacterium. Read More..
Do you know why at times the water looks cloudy? Well, that is mainly because of water turbidity, which impacts the clarity of the water. So, what causes turbidity? Water contains suspended particulate matter, which refracts light. As a result, light can no longer penetrate into the water, and consequently it appears cloudy. Read More..
Legionnaires’ Disease is a highly infectious and potentially fatal bacterial pneumonia that is caused by Legionella pneumophila. The bacteria commonly multiply and are spread through any kind of water system as long as the environmental conditions for the growth of the bacteria are favourable. Read More..
Hepatitis A is the milder form of hepatitis, which causes inflammation of the liver. The infection is caused by a virus, and is transmitted through the ingestion of contaminated food and beverages. The infection is common in places with poor sanitation, such as in developing countries. Regions with the highest rates of hepatitis A include northern and southern Asia, Africa, southern and eastern Europe, and some parts of South America. Read More..
Typhoid fever, or what the French used to call "boil of the intestine," is a preventable infectious disease of the digestive system that can be life-threatening if left untreated. Occurrence of the disease is now rare in Europe, while in the UK there are typically around 350 cases reported every year. According to the Health Protection Agency (HPA), cases in the UK are often brought by travellers from any one of the following countries: India, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Tunisia, Spain, or Portugal. Read More..
- An Overview of Legionnaires’- A Recap
- European Rates of Legionnaires’ Disease
- Control of Legionella in Hot & Cold Water Systems
- Choosing a Water Filter for Home Use
- Pseudomonas - Common but Deadly
- Minimising the Risks of Legionnaires Disease Outbreaks - What Must You Do
- Turbidity can Signify the Presence of Water Contaminants
- Legionnaire Risk Assessment: Are There Legionnaire Disease Risks in My Building?
- Hepatitis A: What You Need to Know
- Typhoid: Taking care to protect yourself in area Typhoid exists