More and more news is appearing indicating increasing interest in biofilms and their role in disease and other biological phenomena. The following article is an example of news on biofilm. Chlorine dioxide, with its unusual anti-biofilm properties, should inevitably play an increasing role in fighting and using biofilms. How Fatal Biofilms Form Date: October 5,…
Ongoing Effort to Curtail the Impact of Bacterial Infection and Biofilms at Ethanol Plants Biofilms have gained attention recently across the ethanol industry. They really have an impact on all industries, Wayne Mattsfield, staff scientist for Phibro Ethanol Performance Group, said during the panel. The formation of biofilm is a very simple process and…
The Florida Department of Health in Lake County is conducting an investigation of the two laboratory-confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ Disease traced to the hot tub at the club house at the 55+ community of about 1,100 manufactured homes in Lady Lake. Read More:
A company has recalled more than 200 million eggs after an outbreak of salmonella was traced to one of its farms in North Carolina. The federal Food and Drug Administration reported Friday that eggs from the affected farm were distributed to nine states — Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina,…
Salmonella Heidelberg is an emerging problem in the dairy industry, for both animals and humans.
In August of 2016, a multidrug resistant S. Heidelberg outbreak was identified in both dairy calves and people in Wisconsin who had contact with ill dairy bull calves.
On June 2, 2017, the Survey and Certification Group at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) issued a memorandum, “Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facility Water Systems to Prevent Cases and Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease (LD)” (“S&C Memo”), requiring that facilities develop and follow policies and procedures that inhibit microbial growth in building water systems to reduce the risk of growth and spread of Legionella and other pathogens in water.
After Husband Dies of Legionnaires’ Disease Widow Warns of Silent Killer that Could be Lurking in Your Garden
A widow has warned the public to be wary of their hose pipes after her 63-year-old husband died of Legionnaires’ disease believed to have been contracted through working in the garden.
Complexities associated with drinking water plumbing systems can result in undesirable interactions among plumbing components, undermining engineering controls for opportunistic pathogens (OPs). A study examines the effects of plumbing system materials and two commonly applied disinfectants, copper and chloramines, on water chemistry and the growth of Legionella and mycobacteria across a transect of bench- and pilot-scale hot water experiments carried out with the same municipal water supply.