Despite Anthrax, Beat Goes on for Drum Circle FansI await investigations of the leprosy/tie-dye connection.
By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press Writer
CONCORD, N.H. January 31, 2010 (AP)
The Associated Press
For drum circle devotees, the beat goes on.
The case of a young New Hampshire women who contracted a rare form of anthrax at a drum circle in December has done little to deter fans of the gatherings, which range from informal outdoor jam sessions to professionally run sessions in corporate conference rooms.
Those conversations bolstered the theory that she likely swallowed anthrax spores propelled into the air by vigorous drumming, deputy state epidemiologist Dr. Jodie Dionne-Odom said Wednesday. Tests have confirmed that anthrax spores found on two of the center's drums and elsewhere in the building were the same strain that infected the woman.
Though there have been several recent U.S. anthrax cases linked to naturally occurring anthrax on animal hide-covered drums, this case is unusual because the spores didn't enter through the skin or lungs but through the woman's digestive system.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Drum circles MAY CAUSE ANTHRAX INFECTIONS!
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