We do have COVID-19 IgG/IgM Immunoassay rapid tests to fight the pandemic
0

Your Cart is Empty

Water water everywhere...and not a drop to drink

February 05, 2018

Water water everywhere...and not a drop to drink

E Coli continues to cause a multitude of illnesses globally. This particularly pesky bacteria is typically found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. It’s important to note there are several strains of E-coli, and not all produce the physical ailments we read about from recall notifications, or drinking water supply contamination

Which parts of the population are more susceptible to falling victim to e-coli related illnesses? Typically, the answer is young children, seniors, and immunocompromised individuals will experience the most virulent and debilitating symptoms. Typically, people will experience abdominal cramps, diarrhea, hemorrhagic colitis, vomiting, and sometimes fever.

How is this transmitted? Unfortunately, e-coli is a fierce survivor and can be unusually difficult to eliminate. Total coliforms and E-coli are used as indicators to measure the degree of pollution and sanitary quality of well water, because testing for all known pathogens is a complicated and expensive process. The main source of pathogens in drinking water is through recent contamination from

  • Human or animal waste
  • Improperly treated septic and sewage discharges
  • Leaching of animal manure
  • Stormwater runoff
  • Domestic animals or wildlife

As a healthcare provider, clinician, or parent, is there a way to inexpensively identify the presence of E-coli? Yes, there is. The mWater Test Kits are a simple single-use water quality test kits that meet WHO guidelines. Best of all, the mWater Test Kit is mWater Test Kits don’t require extensive training to use. Simply fill the sample bag with water, add one drop of the solution, and read the results in 24 hours.

The kits have proven quite popular with a multitude of groups like USAID DIV, The World Bank Innovation Fund, Water.org, WaterAid International, Haiti Outreach, UNICEF, WHO, and UN HABITAT. Each of the test kit bundles contains 20 individual test kits for only $180 plus shipping. Make sure your water is ‘Baby safe’ and order yours today.


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in The Maternova blog

New preeclampsia risk-factor checklists to aid health care providers in identifying pregnant women who may benefit from prophylactic low-dose aspirin
New preeclampsia risk-factor checklists to aid health care providers in identifying pregnant women who may benefit from prophylactic low-dose aspirin

August 14, 2020

This past June, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) published in the   American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology   a special statement on a collection of two new checklists they created to support health care providers in identifying pregnant women at heightened risk of developing preeclampsia, a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. 
Read More
Are multiple micronutrient supplements superior to the traditional iron-folic acid supplements taken during pregnancy?
Are multiple micronutrient supplements superior to the traditional iron-folic acid supplements taken during pregnancy?

August 04, 2020

It is common in low- and middle-income countries for women to experience micronutrient deficiencies as a result of poor diet. This becomes a particularly acute issue in pregnancy due to an increase in the nutrient requirements of both mother and fetus. Deficiencies in micronutrients like vitamin A, iron, iodine, and folate can negatively impact the health of both the mother and fetus.
Read More
Studies suggest a potential direct and dose-response relationship between anemia and postpartum hemorrhage
Studies suggest a potential direct and dose-response relationship between anemia and postpartum hemorrhage

July 20, 2020

Anemia is a concern in pregnancy and is usually addressed with iron supplementation. Its linkage to postpartum hemorrhage has been of concern because those who are anemic are likely to expire more rapidly once blood loss occurs.
Read More
News & Updates

Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more …

maternal and newborn health news