Outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in NY caused by cooling tower systems
On Jul 15 2017

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 Read More

Notice: Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facility Water Systems to Prevent Cases and Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease (LD)
On Jun 29 2017

In early June 2017, the Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a memo which gave a summary of the state of Legionella and how it is affecting health-care facilities. Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facility Water Systems to Prevent Cases and Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease Read More

Legionella in Pennsylvania Public High School Water System
On Apr 12 2017

A high school in Chester County, PA notified the students and parents of its school in April that regular tests of their hot water system tested positive for Legionella. “We are notifying you that during routine testing of the hot water systems at Kennett High School, a positive test result for Legionella bacteria was confirmed.” Read More

Two nursing homes in Pennsylvania test positive for Legionnaires' Disease
On Mar 18 2017

Over the past few months, two nursing homes in Pennsylvania run by Kane Regional have tested positive for Legionella. The Kane McKeesport with 270 Residents tested positive last year and Glen Hazel with approximately 200 residents this year. Legionnaires’ Disease can lead to pneumonia and can be fatal to people with weak immune systems. With Read More

Mold infection may have contributed to the death of UPMC patient
On Mar 7 2017

In September 2015 the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) had to suspend their transplant program for six days, as they dealt with a mold outbreak. This mold outbreak has lead to the deaths of many critical patients who had just received organ transplants. An investigation by the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) Read More

Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. Welcomes Yamile Echemendia as Technical Manager for Their Ft. Lauderdale, FL Laboratory
On Mar 2 2017

Aerobiology is pleased to announce the addition of Yamile Echemendia as our Fort Lauderdale, FL Technical Manager. Yamile joins us with 15 plus years of experience in plant and environmental microbiology. She has a diverse background in microbiology, extensive technical expertise and provides the exceptional customer service that Aerobiology is known for in the industry. Read More

LA Lab achieves AIHA EMLAP-LAP, LLC Accreditation for Fungi, Bacteria and Legionella
On Jan 20 2016

Aerobiology is proud to announce our Los Angeles, California laboratory has achieved AIHA EMLAP-LAP, LLC accreditation for fungi, bacteria, and Legionella analysis.  Our Los Angeles laboratory holds all major accreditations to assist with your environmental testing needs.  A copy of AIHA EMLAP-LAP, LLC certification can be found on our accreditation page https://www.aerobiology.net/accreditation/

CBS News: New Legionnaires’ Disease Cluster Found In The Bronx
On Sep 29 2015

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City health officials are monitoring a new cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in the Bronx.  FULL ARTICLE: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/09/28/morris-park-bronx-legionnaires-disease/

CNN POST: 3 Chicago-area schools closed because of Legionnaires' disease threat
On Sep 24 2015

Three schools in Illinois’ U-46 school district, which covers 11 communities in Cook, DuPage and Kane counties, shut down Wednesday after test results showed “higher than normal levels of Legionella bacteria,”   FULL ARTICLE: http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/23/health/legionnaires-disease-schools-closed/index.html

Medical Scope Makers Cited for Safety Lapses - USA Today
On Aug 19 2015

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 Read More

Aerobiology Los Angeles Achieves CDC ELITE Status
On May 11 2015

Aerobiology Los Angeles achieves CDC ELITE Status for the analysis of Legionella samples in water, wipe, bulk and air.  To view our certificate please visit our accreditations page.  By adding this certification all six Aerobiology laboratories hold CDC ELITE Status.

Duodenoscope Testing Offered in Response to CDC Interim Culture Method
On Apr 13 2015

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 Read More

FDA Announces Outline for Compounding Pharmacies
On Jul 14 2014

July 1st 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued several policy documents regarding compounded drug products for human use, as part of the agency’s continuing effort to implement the compounding provisions of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), enacted in November 2013.  http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm403507.htm

Aerobiology Awarded Maryland MBE Status
On Jun 20 2014

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.

AEROBIOLOGY'S NEW WEBSITE!
On May 23 2014

We are pleased to release a re-designed website to make navigation and content easier to find.   We have also created a laboratory specific page for each location so you can get to know your lab personally.   We hope you enjoy our new look!