legionella risk News

  • Could Legionella Bacteria Be Contaminating Your Hot Tub?

    Hot tubs that are operated and maintained improperly provide a perfect breeding ground for Legionella bacteria. Exposure to Legionella can cause potentially deadly Legionnaires’ disease and non-fatal Pontiac fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe, potentially fatal and debilitating form of pneumonia that has long term effects after the disease has been treated. Pontiac fever is a ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Will Host a Free Legionella & ASHRAE 188 Webinar

    EMSL Analytical, Inc. will be hosting a free webinar, “Legionella & ASHRAE 188 – Investigation, Prevention, and Control” on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST. Dr. Jason Dobranic, EMSL Analytical, Inc.’s Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences, will host the webinar and discuss fundamental information regarding legionella and ASHRAE 188. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Rapid Testing of Legionella in hot and cold water systems

    In the draft technical guidance on the control of Legionella in hot and cold water systems -part 2 of HSG274, the ACOP L8 team has allowed a role for rapid testing in Legionella control and management. This is consistent with the position that the role of rapid testing techniques in Legionella management, is decided on the basis of a risk assessment and a management plan. The technical guidance ...


    By Hydrosense Ltd

  • Scale, corrosion and Legionella control without chemicals from Elgressy

    27 May 2006: LONDON, UK: Elgressy UK is pleased to be able to offer its unique technology and methodology for water management in open and closed water systems. Taking a simplified and balanced view of water management has allowed Elgressy to create a highly effective system for the control of micro organisms (including Legionella, E-coli, etc.), scale and corrosion without using chemical ...


    By Clarity Authoring

  • Mycometer is participating at AQUATECH in Amsterdam

    Mycometer invite our customers to visit us at the Danish Pavillion at Aquatech November 3- 6 Hall/stand No. 07.245. We have news on Legionella Risk Assesment and new technology ...


    By Mycometer

  • 1 Death, 6 Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease Reported from Ocean City Hotel Stays

    Maryland’s health department recently announced that one person has died from Legionnaires’ disease after staying at the Plim Plaza Hotel in Ocean City. The department also verified the presence of Legionella bacteria, which causes the disease, at the hotel after analyzing water samples taken from the building.   So far the health department has confirmed six cases of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Legionnaires’ Disease Strikes in New $708M Government Headquarters in Hong Kong

    Authorities are now disinfecting Hong Kong’s Central Government Offices after testing in the offices indicated high levels of Legionella bacteria, which causes Legionnaires’ disease. Last month Education Secretary Michael Suen was hospitalized with the potentially deadly illness, and his diagnosis prompted the investigation. The expensive, brand new government compound was opened last ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Standards Expose Building Owners to Legal Liability for Legionnaires’ Disease

    It is expected that the American Society of Refrigeration, Heating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) will pass a new standard (ASHRAE 188) this year for conducting Legionella risk assessments in:   1)       multiple housing units with one or more centralized water heaters 2)       any public or private ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Legionnaires’ Disease Kills 3 at Chicago Hotel

    According to Fox News, a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak that developed in a Chicago hotel has killed three and infected seven others. At this time, the hotel has not determined where the infectious Legionella bacteria originated, but has taken precautions by draining its fountain in the hotel lobby, the pool, and the hot tub. It also has shut down a portion of its spa. At ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Linked to Hospital Fountain

    An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Wisconsin has been linked to a decorative water wall in a hospital lobby, reports the Washington Post. A study published this week indicated that eight people contracted the life-threatening illness in 2010 after they walked by the water wall. None of the individuals were patients at the hospital at that time.   Even with regular ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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