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 …

Richmondshire businesses urged to check water before reopening

Richmondshire businesses preparing to reopen after lockdown are being urged to ensure their water systems are safe. Richmondshire Today recently put out the following article reporting how business’ should be cautious of their water systems whilst reopening post lockdown. The district council says water standing in pipes and tanks for prolonged periods has the potential to allow the growth of …

Indianapolis Fitness Facility Closes After Several Members Diagnosed With Legionnaires Disease

An Indianapolis fitness facility remains closed after several members were diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease. In an email to members, the Indianapolis Healthplex explained the facility would be closed after a few members were diagnosed with the disease. It’s unclear when or where the members were infected by legionella bacteria, the email said. However, those affected were “active members of the …

Officials Warn of Possible Legionnaires’ Disease Exposure at Missouri Hotel

State and local health officials are warning of a potential for Legionnaires’ disease exposure at a hotel in Missouri. Two people were diagnosed with the severe form of pneumonia after using the hot tub or the pool in late March while staying at a Comfort Inn & Suites in Macon, KMIZ-TV reports. Officials say it is unknown whether the hotel …

Water at Rocky Hill Nursing Home Tested Positive for Legionella: DPH

An article by NBC Connecticut was release yesterday stating a nursing home in Rocky Hill has tested positive for legionnaires disease. The Department of Public Health has issued an emergency order to Apple Rehab nursing home in Rocky Hill for failing to adequately respond after water samples at the facility tested positive for Legionella. According to the DPH, the drinking …

Bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease found in N.J. prison water

Following on from last weeks news, journalist Blake Nelson has written a piece for the New Jersey Advance Media (nj.com). New Jersey officials have found a potentially deadly bacteria in the water at one of New Jersey’s largest prisons, according to a staff memo obtained by NJ Advance Media. Legionella was detected in a medical building at Northern State Prison …

Legionella Bacteria Located in Water Supply Where Inmate Died at Northern State Prison

NJ State Corrections officials stopped short with conclusively linking the death of an inmate who died at a prison in NJ to water discovered with the potentially deadly Legionnaires disease. According to a statement released to RLS Media by NJ Corrections officials, Legionella bacterium naturally found in freshwater has been found in the water sample of building six at Northern State Prison in Newark. Officials said …