legionella management News

  • Legionella chip wins innovation prize

    The TNO Legionella chip has won the first innovation prize awarded by the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO). The prize has been awarded because of the product’s social and economic relevance. In the lab the Legionella chip makes it possible to establish within four hours whether a water sample contains Legionella and, if so, whether this is a pathogenic ...

  • Legionella Outbreak at Las Vegas Resort

    Last week, Reuters reported that an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease occurred in June at a major Las Vegas resort and casino.  According to the report, several guests have been diagnosed and treated for the disease.   The hotel recently conducted water tests and discovered elevated levels of Legionella bacteria in several of the rooms.  The hotel, with over 4,000 rooms, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Phigenics Expands Legionella Testing Capacity

    The Phigenics Analytical Services Laboratory (PASL) is pleased to welcome two new members to it staff.  Kevin Chen and Frank Calderone.  Kevin has his Masters and Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences from Northern Illinois University while Frank has his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry & Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Legionella Testing Can Prevent Deaths from Healthcare-Associated Legionella Outbreaks

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that hospitals and healthcare facilities need a water management plan and should test for Legionella. The CDC announced that most deaths from healthcare-associated Legionella outbreaks might have been prevented if healthcare facilities proactively tested for Legionella. EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company, has the largest ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Phigenics Achieves CDC Legionella Testing Recertification

    Phigenics, LLC has again achieved the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) Environmental Legionella Isolation Techniques Evaluation (ELITE) certification for the detection, recovery and enumeration of Legionella in water samples. Phigenics has successfully passed the two rounds of proficiency testing necessary to ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Legionella Implicated in the Death of a Health Center Employee

    According to a recent report in The Bellingham Herald, an employee of California’s Richmond Health Center has died of Legionnaires’ Disease.  Testing is currently underway to try to identify the source of the bacteria that causes the disease.  This is not the first time an employee of the center has come down with Legionnaires’ Disease.  Back in 2008, another ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Pontiac Fever & Legionella Discussed 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 Pontiac Fever and Legionella bacteria.   Pontiac Fever is an infection caused by a type of bacteria known as ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Drink it or Sniff it? The use of chlorine dioxide in tackling legionella

    The ‘Drink it or Sniff it’ Water Technical platform at the IHEEM (Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management) Conference 2014 was focused on water quality.  In particular the effects of the HSE’s recently published HSG274 technical guidance on Legionella, and accompanying new L8 Approved Code of Practice (ACoP). Experts in chlorine dioxide and Legionella ...

  • ALS Environmental Extend Legionella Control Association Membership

    Following recent annual assessments conducted at our Legionella laboratory in Coventry, ALS Environmental are pleased to announce the extension of our annual membership with the Legionella Control Association (LCA) until August 2014. In recent years the UK has experienced outbreaks of Legionnaires disease causing health issues for affected individuals and therefore a ...


  • Phigenics Receives Patents for Legionella Test

    Today, Phigenics, LLC received notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for the third in a series of three patents. The three new patents cover compositions and methods of use for the Phigenics Validation Test® viable Legionella and Total Heterotrophic Aerobic Bacteria field analytical system (the PVT).  The PVT field analytical system provides more accurate ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • 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.

  • EVAPCO Welcomes New CDC Legionella Prevention Guidelines that Focus on Building Water System Management

    CDC Vital Signs data also conclude that “the most common source of building-associated Legionnaire’s disease outbreaks was drinkable water (56 percent).” Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines in the fight to prevent Legionnaires' disease. The publication of the toolkit is a giant step forward in offering practical ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Phigenics launches value added reseller program for patented legionella testing technology

    Phigenics LLC, the water services company who is revolutionizing water management with smart analytics software and innovative biological hazard analyses, announced today that it is expanding access to its patented Legionella testing technology to the global water treatment industry. Qualified water treatment providers, consultants, equipment suppliers and analytical laboratories are invited to ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • EMSL Toronto is Now CDC ELITE Proficient for Legionella Testing

    EMSL Toronto Lab is now Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ELITE Program Proficient. The ELITE Program was created as a way for laboratories to test their Legionella isolation techniques against standardized samples. Proficiency status indicates that the lab meets or exceeds typical industry standards for recovery of Legionella. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Will Provide Comments on the ASHRAE Proposed Standard for Controlling Legionella

    The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) released the second draft of their proposed standard for controlling Legionella in building water systems.   EMSL Analytical Inc. has offered comments to this document. “This is a well developed standard that provides simple, cost effective solutions to reduce the impact of bacteria in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California Residents Informed of Legionella Risks Associated with Hot Tubs

    According to some reports, there are over 5 million residential hot tubs in the United States and many of these are located across California. Although hot tubs can provide relaxation and fun, if not properly maintained they can also present a health risk. One health concern is due to Legionella bacteria. Legionella is naturally found in water, especially warm ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Legionella, Legionnaires’ Disease & Hot Tubs Discussed 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.  Their latest educational video discusses Legionnaires’ disease and hot tubs as a potential source of Legionella bacteria.   Legionella is a type of bacteria that ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Phigenics Research Challenges Accuracy of Conventional Legionella Testing Protocol

    Phigenics LLC, an innovative water management services company, announced today the publication of a research paper that demonstrates up to 33% false-positive test results for Legionella bacteria when following conventional sampling methods. A false-positive result means the test indicated Legionella was present in the water system at detectable levels when in fact it was ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • 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

  • Lets Talks Legionella With Ray Field Director Of Liquid Solutions

    ASHRAE Standard 188-2015 has everyone in the industry raising the subject on the most effective way to manage Legionella, including more comprehensive cooling tower maintenance strategies and how these can promote better IAQ. This September 12th – 14th, at the upcoming ...

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