We thank Nigel Crouch and Brian Campbell, Cryptosporidium
Reference Unit, for technical support, and the Health Protection staff who provided patient data.
The negative impact on human health that Cryptosporidium
can cause, due to its resistance to chlorine and other disinfectants, makes the concern even more significant," said Matt Hartz, Laboratory Operations Manager of UL's Drinking Water Analytical Laboratory.
We are anxious to test the BioSentry's effectiveness in detecting Cryptosporidium
and other water pathogens.
Surveillance of salad crops for occurrence of Cryptosporidium
was also undertaken.
However, what these reports have stressed is that the only means of providing effective protection against cryptosporidium
is through the construction of a new treatment works at Milngavie.
It is very difficult to prevent Cryptosporidium
infections because it is transmitted in all kinds of water, and humans need water to survive," explained Dr.
outbreak in Glasgow last week was almost identical to contamination at a water treatment plant in Aberdeenshire in March.
and Giardia are two of the most common waterborne protozoa in the United States.
ImmuCell Corporation (NASDAQ:ICCC), Portland, Maine, has announced that Crypto-Scan, the company's product that is used in laboratory testing of water supplies for the presence of Cryptosporidium
parvum, has received approval as an official product under the recently enacted Water Supply Regulations by the Drinking Water Inspectorate ("DWI") in the United Kingdom.
Independent tests, commissioned by Hanovia Ltd, tel:0175 351 5300, and carried out by Clancy Environmental Consultants Inc in the USA, have shown that ultraviolet technology is highly effective in destroying the waterborne parasite Cryptosporidium
The New South Wales state Health Department said tests found high levels of the dangerous microscopic parasites giardia and cryptosporidium
have reappeared in the city's water system.
Hach Company has introduced ProNetic System for Cryptosporidium