Waterborne Pathogens

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Aug 30 2017
Rescue efforts continue this week as Tropical Storm Harvey continues to batter southeast Texas and southwest Lousiana. Health officials are warning…
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…
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 suffered a…
Jul 6 2016
NSF Intl. and ASHRAE have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) dedicated to protecting public health by establishing safe management practices…
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 bacteria and…
Jun 22 2015
Niagara Bottling is issuing a voluntary recall due to concerns that one of its spring sources is contaminated with E. coli. E. coli bacteria were…
Jun 4 2015
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) will begin new studies addressing Ebola and antibiotic resistance challenges. The Ebola outbreak has…
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 largest Ebola…
Mar 11 2015
The early registration deadline for the American Water Works Assn.’s (AWWA) sixth International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens is March 16, 2015.…
Jan 28 2015
Spectrus TD1100E is a non-oxidizing microbiological control agent used to kill or control growth of microbial populations in open evaporative cooling…
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…
Nov 24 2014
The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has awarded the University of Cincinnati, Southern Nevada Water Authority and Iowa State University…
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.…
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 in…
Jun 19 2014
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Naegleria fowleri website has been updated with new information, including numbers of…
Jun 16 2014
Legionella occurs naturally in the environment and is most commonly found in water. These bacteria thrive in warmer environments, so they are often…
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 as…
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