Waterborne Pathogens

national guard rescue efforts hurricane harvey flooding
Aug 30 2017

Rescue efforts continue this week as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to batter southeast Texas and southwest Lousiana. Health officials are...

Two Louisiana water systems contaminated with brain-eating amoeba
Jul 5 2017

Health officials confirmed the presence of Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as the brain-eating amoeba, in Ouachita Parish's North Monroe water...

NSF Intl. develops new standard for Legionnaires' Disease
Jun 14 2017

NSF Intl., a global public health and safety organization, announced it is developing a building water health standard to help building owners and...

Feb 3 2017

Two hundred people yesterday. Two hundred today. Two hundred more tomorrow.

That is the toll cholera has been taking on Haiti, which...

nsf, ashrae, legionella, nsf 444, building water systems
Jul 6 2016

NSF Intl. and ASHRAE have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) dedicated to protecting public health by establishing safe management...

legionella, legionairres, disease, infrastructure, removal, water, public
Jun 8 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines in the fight to prevent Legionnaires' disease. The publication of the...

Aug 6 2015

An outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease in New York City has prompted discussion about cooling towers’ role in the spread of Legionella...

Niagra Bottling bottled water recall
Jun 22 2015

Niagara Bottling is issuing a voluntary recall due to concerns that one of its spring sources is contaminated with E. coli.

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Water Environment Research Foundation ebola antibiotic resistance
Jun 4 2015

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) will begin new studies addressing Ebola and antibiotic resistance challenges.

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G. Ruffner Page Jr. McWane Inc. Ebola Liberia
May 6 2015

Although the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa appears to be slowing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited it as the...

International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens AWWA early registration
Mar 11 2015

The early registration deadline for the American Water Works Assn.’s (AWWA) sixth...

ge_biocide cooling towers
Jan 28 2015

Spectrus TD1100E is a non-oxidizing microbiological control agent used to kill or control growth of microbial populations in open...

EPA, Pathogen, Research, Risk Assessment, SDWA, CWA
Jan 8 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing information to assist risk assessors and scientists in the development of rigorous and...

Water Environment Research Foundation trace organic compounds pathogens
Nov 24 2014

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has awarded the University of Cincinnati, Southern Nevada Water Authority and Iowa State...

Nov 21 2014

In testimony this week before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) President John Donahue...

Nov 11 2014

Every day, thousands of children die from preventable diseases because they lack access to proper sanitation, hygiene and clean drinking water....

Hospital Water Taps Contaminated Bacteria Bluewater Research
Sep 16 2014

New research has found significantly higher levels of infectious pathogens in water from faucet taps with aerators compared to water from deeper...

CDC Naegleria Fowleri Website Updates
Jun 19 2014

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Naegleria fowleri ...

Jun 16 2014

Legionella occurs naturally in the environment and is most commonly found in water. These bacteria thrive in warmer...

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Feb 6 2014

On the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda there is a rural community called Maruba. Rain is rare, so the people of Maruba used to rely on the lake...