legionella pneumophila News

  • Legionella testing in Sea Water

    Several studies have shown that Legionella species survive in sea water even up to saline concentrations of 3% or more and in fact that NaCl may actually protect the bacterium at lower concentrations. R Heller and his colleagues state in a communication to the Letters in Applied Microbiology (1998 Jan;26(1):64-8) that: “The marked bacterial die-off, especially at higher temperatures, was ...


    By Hydrosense Ltd

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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

  • California microbiology testing laboratory now offering legionella testing

    EMSL Analytical, Inc., a worldwide leader of laboratory testing services and sampling products is pleased to announce the addition of Legionella testing services to their San Leandro, California laboratory to serve health care facilities, indoor air quality and environmental health and safety and professionals. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends routine monitoring of for ...


  • Hot Tubs Contaminated with Legionella Bacteria Identified through PCR Testing

    High water temperatures in environments such as hot tubs can make it difficult to maintain the disinfectant levels needed to kill organisms like Legionella. Legionella is a type of bacteria that can cause a form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease. Each year, between 8,000 and 18,000 people in the United States are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease, a condition ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Turns to EMSL Analytical, Inc. for Assistance in Legionella Research

    Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 accounts for roughly 90% of legionellosis reported in North America. Recent advances in DNA sequence based typing (SBT) of strains have demonstrated that many fall into closely related sequence types. Because most of CDC’s strains are associated with outbreaks, it is unknown whether the prevalence of these sequence types is due to hypervirulence, ...


  • EMSL’s Jason Dobranic Contributes Article to IE Connections

    EMSL Analytical’s Vice President of Microbiology and Life Sciences, Dr. Jason Dobranic, has written a technical feature article that has been published by IE Connections. His article, “Preventing Legionellosis: ASTM and Proposed ASHRAE 188 Standards” discusses the importance of Legionella prevention and identification. Legionella is a Gram ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Woman Seeks $5 Million after Contracting Legionnaires’ disease

    Last month, Alabama’s ABC 33/40 published a report about a local woman filing a lawsuit against the owners of a motel in Kentucky. The woman claims she got Legionnaires’ disease at the hotel from a contaminated air conditioning unit.  She is seeking $5 million. Legionnaires' disease is caused by a type of bacteria known as Legionella. The bacteria are found ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Legionnaires’ Disease Leads to a $4.5 Million Verdict

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide testing services to help prevent or respond to outbreaks of the deadly disease caused by the waterborne bacteria. In November a jury in Calhoun County Circuit Court awarded two men $4.5 million after they were stricken by Legionnaires’ disease.  The two men from the Jefferson County Road Department ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Deaths due to Legionnaires’ Disease Results in Widespread Order to Inspect Cooling Towers

    The outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York continues to grow.  So far, 10 people have died from the condition and over 100 have reportedly been infected.  New York health officials have called in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assist with their investigation of the outbreak. Five cooling towers have already tested positive for the bacteria that ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mystery Respiratory Illness Reported after Event at the Playboy Mansion

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide testing services to help prevent or respond to outbreaks of respiratory illnesses.   Last week the Associated Press reported the number of individuals sickened, after attending a conference in Santa Monica that included an event at the famous Playboy Mansion, has grown.  The latest reports raise the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • BWA Water Additives to Speak at the Association of Water Technologies (AWT) 2010 Annual Convention and Exposition on October 23

    ATLANTA - BWA Water Additives today announced that it has been invited to give a technical presentation on “New Non-Oxidizing Biocide Options for Biofouling Control” at the Annual Convention and Exposition of the Association of Water Technologies (AWT) at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada on October 23, 2010. The convention will highlight the latest advancements in ...


    By BWA Water Additives

  • World-Beating Water Purity Certification for Waterlogic Firewall™

    DUBLIN - Waterlogic water dispensers with Firewall™ UV technology, have become the world’s first bottle-less water coolers to be awarded dual certification for achieving the highest levels of drinking water purification. Tested and certified by the Water Quality Association, Waterlogic machines with Firewall™ technology have achieved a double-certification whammy - attaining ...


    By Waterlogic International Ltd

  • Reducing Environmental Effects of Cooling Towers

    The implementation of strict environmental regulations worldwide calls for mine operators and managers to take immediate action to reduce the environmental effects of their operations. Cooling towers, a crucial component of the mining process, have naturally come under scrutiny in recent years and it is therefore vital that ...

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