Mycosis pulmonary is 3 deaths in a hospital, the pigeons, are you guilty?

Une mycose pulmonaire fait 3 morts dans un hôpital, les pigeons coupables?

Thursday 14, a woman of 63 years died in a hospital in Glasgow of a fungal infection lung market place. This is the third patient to die in three months. The droppings from the many pigeons that occupy the roof of the building could be the cause of this black series.

What happens at the university hospital Queen Elizabeth from Glasgow by Ecose? The british press reported the death of a woman of 63 years who has contracted in the walls of the institution a fungal infection of the lung that caused his death, while she had been hospitalized for complications related to the flu. Problem: the unfortunate, passed away Thursday, 14 is the third person died after having contracted a disease of this type.

In the same hospital, in fact, a small 10-year old boy died in December, as well as a woman of 73 years old in January. In both cases, the pathogen that has brought these victims to profiles very different were the same: the cryptococcus, a fungus that can spread in the respiratory tract. The woman of 63, she died of a mucor fungus. All of these fungal infections of the lung, however, have a point in common: the spores are also found in the droppings of pigeons. However, these birds occupy regularly the roof of the building as shown in the press photos (see here), where the excrements of the volatile maculent the floor spaces to be discovered, such as the smoking area.

An investigation has been opened by the health department after the third death to try to highlight a chain of responsibility. The hospital has challenged the fact that the 73-year old woman, the second victim, dead of mycosis pulmonary.

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The pathogens causing fungal infections of the lung are frequently found in the droppings of bird, making even some of the professions in contact with these animals –especially pigeons– is potentially risky. The spores cause in people with depressed immune systems lung infections with cerebral complications are often fatal. The disease, however, is not transmissible between humans.

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