How the IoT Can Help Prevent Legionnaires

While stopping the spread of COVID-19 is top of mind for many around the world, there are a number of other health threats that can stem from the pandemic period. For example, between shutdowns and social distancing orders, regular property maintenance may fall to the wayside, leaving spaces vulnerable to disease that can fester in the meantime. As one example, …

Aberdeenshire Council HQ closed after suspected legionella find

Aberdeenshire Council has been forced to close its city headquarters – after a potentially deadly bacteria was found in the water supply. The local authority detected what is suspected to be legionella at Woodhill House during routine testing. Aberdeenshire Council‘s main administrative base – the only in Scotland to be seated outside of its local authority area – will remain closed until …

How businesses can avoid the next health crisis lurking in the water pipes

An article released by Londonlovesbusiness.com this week reports how businesses can avoid health issues such as legionnaires by maintaining the water standards on their premises. The article goes as follows; As Britain looks to return to the workplace, employees should be aware of a nasty surprise potentially waiting for them when they turn the taps on. Leading public health organisation, …

Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in New Jersey Causes Growing Concern about Legionella Bacteria

Instances of Sporadic Legionnaires Disease Cases Have Been Growing, Recent Outbreak Suggests Cooling Towers Could Be A Possible Source of Infection. (ProNewsReport Editorial):- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 14, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – The number of diagnosed Legionnaires cases has been steadily increasing over the last several years. In most of these cases, it is very difficult to identify the source of infection. There is …

Legionella bacteria no longer at West Virginia hospital

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Recent tests show bacteria that causes the severe form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease is no longer found at a West Virginia-run hospital two weeks after it was detected, hospital officials said. Mildred Mitchell-Bateman Hospital in Huntington replaced all of its faucets, a hot water heater and installed a recirculation pump, according to a statement …

BBI Solutions facilitating fast action to tackle legionella risk

An article from ‘News from Wales’ has recently surfaced claiming that a company called BBI Solutions could have created the next innovation in legionnaires testing. BBI Solutions has created a bespoke mobile solution for the world’s first and quickest on-site Legionella test. The rapid Hydrosense test comes at a critical time as many buildings such as offices, schools and commercial …

New Jersey Legionnaires Outbreak Kept Quiet In State Prisons

After one person died and another spent a month in a coma, state officials found Legionella bacteria in the water at two New Jersey prison. After Jamil Robinson drank the water from the infirmary at East Jersey State Prison, he became so violently ill that prison officials quietly sent him to the hospital. On February 9, Robinson was placed in …

Legionnaire Bacteria Found in 2 Sinks in West Virginia Hospital

In Huntington W.V, traces of Legionnaires bacteria has been found in 2 hospital sinks. Pittsburgh CBS report: Bacteria that causes the severe form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease was detected Tuesday in an administrative building at a state-run hospital, West Virginia health officials said. Legionella bacteria was found in water from two sinks during routine testing at Mildred Mitchell-Bateman …