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2014-06-05 23:07:26

Company is developing product to rapidly detect and prevent parasites from infiltrating public water supplies. Fayetteville, Ark. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Biodetection Instruments™ has been awarded a National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) Phase I grant to develop an automated cartridge assay for rapid detection of viable Cryptosporidium oocysts, or spores, in water. Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite and is one of the most frequent causes of...

Treatment Target For Public Health Risk Parasite Identified
2013-11-27 10:34:50

McGill University Health Centre In the developing world, Cryptosporidium parvum has long been the scourge of freshwater. A decade ago, it announced its presence in the United States, infecting over 400,000 people – the largest waterborne-disease outbreak in the county's history. Its rapid ability to spread, combined with an incredible resilience to water decontamination techniques, such as chlorination, led the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United Sates to add C. parvum to...

2012-07-20 23:03:16

One Stop Green now carries the LifeStraw, a revolutionary personal water filter that allows anyone to drink water from nearly any water source. The LifeStraw is ideal for homeowners during emergencies, including contaminated drinking water, as well as travelers and hikers who might need to drink from rivers or lakes. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 One Stop Green now carries the LifeStraw, a revolutionary personal water filter that allows anyone to drink water from nearly any water...

2012-05-01 23:00:05

Aquamira® announces a redesigned water bottle with replaceable water filter. The new 25 oz. water bottle and filter now features a 100-gallon capacity CR-100 capsule filter and higher flow rate. Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) May 01, 2012 Aquamira®, the personal water treatment brand by McNett®, introduces an improved water bottle with replaceable water filter. The new BPA-free Aquamira Water Filter Bottle and CR-100 capsule filter keeps users safe by removing chlorine, odors, bad...

2011-10-29 07:00:00

Lifesaver USA is proud to be providing its industry leading clean water technology to Discovery Channels hit reality show Gold Rush as the record breaking show begins its new season on October 28th. Virginia Beach, Virginia (PRWEB) October 29, 2011 As the crew struggled through their first mining season last year they encountered many hardships. During one of the episodes, Todd Hoffman, the inspiration behind the adventure, was faced with a family emergency. His daughter became critically...

2011-06-07 10:20:14

Kids love to spend the summer at the local pool, lake or beach but it's possible they could end up with more than just a tan. Recreational water use can lead to illnesses, says a Baylor College of Medicine pediatric infectious disease expert. "Spending time in the water should be fun for families, not something that makes them sick," said Dr. Gordon Schutze, professor of pediatrics at BCM. "By following a few basic precautions, kids and parents may be able to prevent water-borne illnesses."...

2011-05-31 15:45:03

A popular "get well" card shows a raccoon saying to a snake, "You wouldn't get these stomach aches if you chewed your food properly."  Vets know, however, that indigestion in snakes and other reptiles often results not from swallowing food whole but from a parasitic infection.  The gastrointestinal disease cryptosporidiosis represents a particularly severe problem:  although it is rarely otherwise serious in mammals, reptiles seem especially prone to it and the condition is...


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