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 02-19-2007, 15:09 Post: 139876
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 Spinal meningitis

A young man passed away this weekend here. It is thought he contracted Spinal Meningitis from birds droppings on the golf course where he worked.






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 02-19-2007, 15:42 Post: 139878
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 Spinal meningitis

Kenneth, I think you will find it is Cryptococcal Meningitis.

It is contracted by inhaling the spores of the Crypotoccus Neoformans fungus, which is very common in both soil and bird droppings. Luckily it is not very common and usually does not affect anybody who has a healthy immune system.

It is however another very good reason to wear a dust mask when the situation warrants it.

Best of luck.






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 02-20-2007, 10:57 Post: 139904
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Something like that happened in the Detroit area a few years ago. Young parents were up in arms. The media got a hold of it and a local doctor gave his opinion. All came to a screaching halt when he pointed out it's a naturally occuring condition. And there's not a thing you can do about it.

IMHO, toxic black mold is more of a threat as it's mostly man-made materials (carboard, drywall) in man-made places (homes, wet dirty basements) that need to be looked at. In Toldeo and Detroit in the inner city, several babies died due to inhaling the mold. Too that mold and others gave way to what the locals called a "Katrina Cough" (mold was everywhere, and still is in homes that have not been gutted yet). It was (is) a irritating cough deep in the lungs that just doesn't go away. I have it myself. Bad infections of the stuff makes one dilerous(sp), and lose memory. Now where was I...

(I'll say it FIRST---I know, I know: "Explains A LOT EW)






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