Fungal Spinal Meningitis

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  1. Crofter

    Crofter New Member

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    Anyone notice the incidents of a meningitis epidemic caused by contaminated spinal tap analgesics. Seems the contamiant fungus is non other than that of our Nosema treatment Fumigillin but I dont think beekeepers are the source. It is just about as common as dirt! On use is in cancer chemotherapy and I expect to see that be the cross contamination route. What a bummer! eh?
     
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    NOTICE?? My wife's sister had the shot from that batch. She is worried sick about it.
     

  3. Crofter

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    It drew my attention because a friend of ours recently had the procedure but that is in Canada so I dont know how widespread the distribution is. Reading the Latin name for the fungus seemed familiar to something else so had to go check; Yep, Fumigillin by another name!
     
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    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I had a new granddaughter born 2 months ago, her mom had an epidural, but I think all is ok, different batch.

    Didn't realize a fungus was used to treat nosema.....
     
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    I didn't either. How odd. Heard yesterday that it was not only spinal injections. One person had a shot in the ankle.
    Here's hoping your sister-in-law is safe, iddee...
     
  7. Crofter

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    Hobie, if your bees need treating give me a call! I am old enought I'm practically disposable
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    There's fungus among us!