enterococci News

  • Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) Exposed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  The latest educational video discusses the threat to human health due to the presence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in healthcare environments.   Enterococci are bacteria that are normally present in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Illinois Healthcare Facilities on the Lookout for VRE Infections

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every twenty hospital patients acquires an infection while being treated for another illness.  Reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has become a central focus of the CDC in recent years and many healthcare facilities across Illinois have been on the frontline of these efforts.   ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mid-Atlantic Infection Control Professionals Help Healthcare Facilities Battle VRE

    As healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) receive increased attention by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the national media, healthcare facilities are under increased pressure to prevent their spread.  Many of the national media reports have focused on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile (C. diff), but many other ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Containerised UV Disinfection packages to treat low quality surface water

    Another 2 containerised UV disinfection packages are set to leave the atg UV Technology production facility today.  These particular packages will be treating 1,300 m3/hr and 350 m3/hr of low quality surface water.  The mobile, turn-key packages built within a 30ft and 20ft container, include a 40 micron filtration package followed by an ultra-compact, high output medium pressure UV ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Containerised UV Disinfection Packages to Treat Low Surface Water

    Another 2 containerised UV disinfection packages are set to leave the atg UV Technology production facility today.  These particular packages will be treating 1,300 m3/hr and 350 m3/hr of low quality surface water.  The mobile, turn-key packages built within a 30ft and 20ft container, include a 40 micron filtration package followed by an ultra-compact, high output medium ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Final Installment of the Healthcare-Associated Infections Video Series Released

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  The latest educational video is the final installment of a three part series examining healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).   “This final video about HAIs wraps up the three part series ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMLab P&K offers real-time PCR tests for pathogen detection

    EMLab P&K announces the launch of new analytical services to detect pathogens in food and environmental samples using real-time PCR technology. By using emerging PCR testing techniques, EMLab P&K can now perform rapid analysis of pathogens such as E. coli 0157:H7 and Enterococci. The highly sensitive and specific PCR tests can rapidly detect pathogenic contamination and results can be ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • 70,000 Video Downloads Reported by the IAQ Video Network

    Today, the IAQ Video Network announced that over 70,000 people have downloaded their educational environmental videos. The IAQ Video Network has made it their mission to educate as many people as possible about IAQ and environmental pathogens and hazards that impact tens of thousands of Americans.  In addition to human health concerns, these issues result in lost productivity and millions of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Grants Final Approval of Hach`s m-ColiBlue24® Media for Reporting E. coli in Wastewater

    Many entities with NPDES permits may soon be required to begin monitoring for E. coli in wastewater. The EPA has approved Hach's m-ColiBlue24®. Hach's m-ColiBlue24 Prepared Agar PlatesLoveland, Colorado, April, 2007 — Hach Company is pleasedto announce that its m-ColiBlue24® media has received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) for monitoring of Escherichia ...

  • EMLab P&K’s Houston Lab Receives TCEQ NELAP Accreditation for Water Testing

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce the TCEQ NELAP accreditation of its analytical laboratory in Houston, Texas. EMLab P&K’s water testing lab in Houston is accredited by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for water analysis (NELAP Certificate # T104704489-11-1). EMLab P&K’s Houston lab offers water analysis for drinking water testing and non-potable water ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Mid-Atlantic Infection Control Professional Helps Stop Microbial Pathogens in Healthcare Settings

    Earlier this month, USA Today published an article entitled, “Far more could be done to stop the deadly bacteria C. diff”.  The article, about this pathogenic type of bacteria officially known as Clostridium difficile, discussed the cost to human health that this healthcare-associated infection (HAI) causes each year in the United States.   According to the ...

  • Europe’s bathing waters continue to improve

    Ninety-four per cent of bathing sites in the European Union meet minimum standards for water quality, according to the European Environment Agency's annual report on bathing water quality in Europe. Water quality is excellent at 78 % of sites and almost 2 % more sites meet the minimum requirements compared to last year's report. Cyprus and Luxembourg stand out with all listed bathing ...

  • Clean water at majority of EU holiday destinations

    Good news if you're planning a beach holiday in Europe this summer: 92.1 % of bathing waters in the European Union now meet the minimum water quality standards set by the Bathing Water Directive. This includes the Serpentine Lake in London, which will host several Olympics events, including the Open Water Marathon Swim and the swimming section of the triathlon. The results are from the latest ...

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