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Month: June 2018

Legionnaires’ disease case in Thailand

Legionnaires’ disease case in Thailand

  Legionnaires’s outbreak can occur in clinical settings, hotels and campings. The conditions that ensure a develoment of Legionellla bacteria (which cause Legionnaire disease), are an aquatic environment, temperatures ranch for 30°C to 50°C. In Thailand, a european tourist had contracted legionnaire disease after staying in a hotel. Symptoms could occur 10 day after been in the contaminated area. If analysis are not doing frenquently, it is not easy to prevent residents from Legionella bacteria development.  WHAT TO DO ?…

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Legionnaire disease in Hawaï

Legionnaire disease in Hawaï

Oahu, Legionnaire’ disease detected Last week at the Queen’s Medical Center, a patient contracted Legionnaire’s disease. Legionnaire disease is contracted by inhaling aerosolized water droplets. The bacteria which cause this disease is called Legionella. It grows naturally in fresh water, public plumbing water system and others. The center does analyses to find the potential source. Legionella can develops in plumbing system and spread in showerhead, faucets, hot tubs and cooling towers. The number of cases diagnosed in Hawaii has increased…

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Pools and Hot tubs – 1/3 of Waterborne disease outbreaks

Pools and Hot tubs – 1/3 of Waterborne disease outbreaks

    Pools and hot tubs are areas where people can escape the summer heat, and have fun but it is also areas where many bacteria are developing.   According to the CDC report (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), between 2000 and 2014 493 outbreaks associated with treated recreational water caused at least 27,219 cases and eigth deaths.   Pools and Hot tubs caused 1/3 of waterborne disease outbreaks      Which bacteria ?   The main bacteria is Cryptosporidium, which develops…

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APIC Annual conference

APIC Annual conference

From the 13rd of June to the 15th of June 2018 will be take place at MINNEAPOLIS the Annual conference “APIC”   Meet expert and speak about Infection Prevention and epidemiology challenges you face every day. #APIC2018