Four cases of Legionnaires’ disease confirmed in West Virginia

Four cases of Legionnaires’ disease confirmed in West Virginia

The HCHD confirmed four cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the county after news broke of one illness connected to Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort. Lab results received by the Hancock County Health Department confirmed that four employees were tested positive for legionella bacteria. The bacteria  is found in freshwater environments such as lakes and streams, and also can be found in places such as showerheads; sink faucets; cooling towers; hot tubs; decorative fountains; water features; hot water tanks; heaters; and large…

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MANAGING THE WATERBORNE RISK IN THE HEALTH SETTINGS.
THE FRENCH GUIDELINES 2005.

MANAGING THE WATERBORNE RISK IN THE HEALTH SETTINGS.
THE FRENCH GUIDELINES 2005.

Introduction Since the 80’s some cases of waterborne Healthcare Associated infections (HAIs) were described, but this concern was really taken into consideration in France during the 90’s, in relation with the Mycobacterium xenopi outbreak in the « Clinique du Sport » in Paris from 1993 to 1999 (1). A first case of osteomyelitis after endoscopic nucleotomy was reported in june 1993, inducing investigations which evidenced 9 cases, all operated in this clinic under endoscopy from 1988 to 1993. The origin of this…

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Infectious diarrhea spores survive high temperatures of hospital laundering

Infectious diarrhea spores survive high temperatures of hospital laundering

Hospital bedsheets could be source of C. difficile contamination Date: October 16, 2018 Source: Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Summary: Washing contaminated hospital bedsheets in a commercial washing machine with industrial detergent at high disinfecting temperatures failed to remove all traces of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a bacteria that causes infectious diarrhea, suggesting that linens could be a source of infection among patients and even other hospitals, according to a new study. Story Source: Materials provided by Society for…

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THE DIFFERENT FACTORS
OF BACTERIAL ATTACHMENT AND ADHESION ON SURFACES
Professor Philippe Hartemann

THE DIFFERENT FACTORS
OF BACTERIAL ATTACHMENT AND ADHESION ON SURFACES
Professor Philippe Hartemann

The attachment of bacteria and other microorganisms on surfaces is the result of some physicochemical links and interactions and their own metabolical characteristics. Then occurs a second phase, called adhesion, linked to those factors in interaction with others of biological nature. These two phases could be eventually followed by a third one, the colonization if cleaning and/or disinfection of the surface at this place are inefficient … or not performed. This leads to the formation of a biofilm. The attachment…

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Increase of Legionnaires’ disease

Increase of Legionnaires’ disease

 The number of Legionnaires’ disease increase Department of Public Health of differents areas give an alarm because of the rising of Legionnaires cases. Indeed, in Ireland the data showed that the number doubled with 10 cases in 2016, less than 2017 with 25 cases resulting in four deaths. The HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Unit said “The incidence of the disease is now 5.3 cases per million population but 13.8 per million among those aged over 50 years.” People who are over…

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Legionella detected in Watkins Glen Hotel

Legionella detected in Watkins Glen Hotel

Legionella in pools and spa According to the New York state Department of Health, in July,  at the Watkins Glen Hotel pools and spa, Legionella was detected. Two guests were exposed to that bacteria Guests at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel between July 16 and Aug. 1 and were near the pool and spa may have been exposed to Legionella bacteria. People who are more sensible to legionella contamination are old people, whose wih an immune systems, smokers, children. The initial…

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Nuneaton club had to temporarily close

Nuneaton club had to temporarily close

NUNEATON CLUB CLOSE THE DOOR-Legionella   The nuneaton club had to temporarily close. Indeed two cricket players, contracted legionella disease from showers in the changing rooms. Due to the facility had to take the decision to close in order to minimise exposure to their members, guests and staff. Legionnaires’ disease is a rare but potentially life threatening illness. People become infected with inhalation of water droplets contaminated. Early symptoms include a ‘flu-like’ illness with muscle aches, tiredness, headaches, dry cough…

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Bronx hospital discovers legionella

Bronx hospital discovers legionella

Legionella bacteria develops in many areas, and hospitals, camping and hotels have to be careful with the summer and potentiel contamination. In Jacobi medical center in the Bronx, a legionella contamination was discovered after a routine test of the water potable systems. The area is closed and the hospital use bottled and filter to protect residents. The disease, a type of pneumonia, is contracted when people breathe in water vapor that has the bacteria Legionella, which grows in warm water in…

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Nursing home and Legionnaires disease

Nursing home and Legionnaires disease

Nursing home : A patient tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease In New Jersey, a patient was two weeks ago tested positive for Legionnaires’ disease. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe and deadly form of pneumonia.  Legionella species grow in aquatic environments where optimal temperatures range for 20°C ± 1°C to 45°C ±1°C. Beyond 70°C± 1°C, no more development is possible. The facility did analysis and closed fountains, ice machines and aerosols. Indeed fountains, whirlpool spas, hot tubs, humidifies, hot water tangs and evaporative condensers of large…

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Manhattan – Infection Legionellosis

Manhattan – Infection Legionellosis

In Manhattan eight people had been hospitalized due to a spread of Legionella.   Legionella bacteria develops in warm water and moist air.  In manhattan 8 people had been contaminated, people were aged range from 40 to over 80 years old. Investigators are testing water towers in the northern Manhattan neighborhood where the cluster occurred to identify the source. At this time, no death have been reported. The symptoms develop between 2 and 10 days after be in connection with…

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