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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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

Legionella case suspected in a Hospital

Legionella case suspected in a Hospital

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and UW Medicine reported a probable Legionella outbreak. This is believed to be an isolated case, Legionella bacteria is not transmitted from person to person. The center have notified people who were on the areas concerned. Many analysis will identify possible source for this exposure.   In response, UW Medical Center installed special filters on all showers and sinks in the inpatient rooms. A robust water management plan was also developed that includes testing and monitoring…

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Legionella bacteria discovered in a hotel.

Legionella bacteria discovered in a hotel.

  Legionnaires’ outbreak appear in differents places like hospitals, hotels, campings, but are not easy to eradiquate. Last year two cases of legionnaires’outbreak were discovered in a hotel. That led to a temporary closure until further analysis. No more cases appeared after this incident. But this month, another outbreak was declared. Indeed, an elevated levels of legionella have been detected and new legionnaires’ disease have been associated. The hotel took measures to solve the problem. Legionella bacteria are found in…

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