Medical Scope Makers Cited for Safety Lapses – USA Today

Federal regulators have found safety violations in the manufacturing practices of all three companies producing a specialized type of medical scope linked to a deadly series of superbug outbreaks.  The FDA has issued warning letters to manufacturers for a list of issues duodenoscopes issues causing infections.  Aerobiology can provide duodenscope testing kits and analysis for […]

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Outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in NY caused by cooling tower systems

In mid-June, a Legionnaires‘ disease outbreak in the Lenox Hill area in NY lead to the unfortunate death of someone in their 90’s and multiple people being hospitalized. At the time of this outbreak Health Commissioner, Dr. Mary Bassett indicated that the department identified an increase and cluster of Legionnaires‘ disease within a half kilometer […]

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Duodenoscope Testing Offered in Response to CDC Interim Culture Method

Due to the outbreaks of bacterial infection associated with reprocessed Duodenoscope, CDC has issued an interim surveillance protocol, sampling method and culture method for Duodenoscope after reprocessing. Recent reports relate to CRE (Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriacea) transmission and death associated with persistently contaminated Duodenoscope. CDC and international guidelines recommends surveillance every 4 weeks or annually for all […]

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Aerobiology Awarded Maryland MBE Status

Aerobiology Laboratory is proud to announce we have been awarded MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) status under the Maryland State requirements.  More specifically:   541380 – MBE Only – Testing Laboratories (Specifically: AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP Environmental Microbiology Accredited Laboratory Specializes in Culturable/Non-Culturable Analyses)   The letter confirming our status can be found on our accreditation page.

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