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2013-08-21 23:29:00

Special Pathogens Laboratory Director Janet E. Stout, PhD, has been invited to speak at the 8th International Conference on Legionella in Melbourne, Australia. Stout, who is also an associate research professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, will be speaking on the theme of prevention during the Legionella Control Measures in Hospitals session. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Special Pathogens Laboratory Director Janet E. Stout, PhD,...

2013-04-22 23:03:36

Legionella consulting services expands with Special Pathogens Laboratory hire of Frank P. Sidari III, PE, BCEE. Experienced in evaluation and disinfection of potable water systems with respect to Legionella, Sidari published the first field evaluation of chlorine dioxide disinfection of a hospital campus water system to control Legionella pneumophila in the Journal of the American Water Works Association. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 Special Pathogens Laboratory...

2011-03-01 00:07:10

Legionella experts give a stepwise approach to evaluate efficacy of disinfection methods. Authors recommend infection control practitioners lead environment of care team in choosing disinfection technologies; post-treatment followed by scheduled culturing for Legionella. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 27, 2011 Legionnaires' disease outbreaks, caused by Legionella in hospital drinking water, can be prevented using the right disinfection methods. Too often hospitals make treatment...

2011-02-05 00:00:00

40 percent to 60 percent of all cooling water systems tested contain Legionella--the bacterium that causes Legionnaires' disease. Nonchemical devices failed to control this bacterium in model cooling water towers according to an ASHRAE-funded study. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 4, 2011 To avoid a potential health hazard, equipment operators, building owners, and engineers should monitor large cooling water systems that use nonchemical "green" devices to control Legionella, says Dr. Janet...

2010-12-25 00:01:25

Special Pathogens Laboratory Study First to Test 2002 CDC Recommendations that Alcohol-Based Rubs More Effective Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 23, 2010 Alcohol-based gels and hand rubs dominate the market for hand hygiene products, but that may start to change due to a new study conducted by Special Pathogens Laboratory (SPL, http://www.specialpathogenslab.com) to determine which was more effective"”wipes or rubs. Published in the November issue of the American Journal of...

2010-11-08 00:00:46

Alcohol-based gels and hand rubs dominate the market for hand hygiene products, but that may start to change due to a new study conducted by Special Pathogens Laboratory (SPL, http://www.specialpathogenslab.com) to determine which was more effective"”wipes or rubs. Published in the November issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the SPL study shows that wipes-towelettes saturated with alcohol are more effective than popular alcohol-based hand rubs in reducing some germs on...


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