HERE’S another reason to kill mold – before it kills you.
A new test is being developed by US scientists could help doctors rapidly pinpoint the mold in tainted steroids that killed 34 people and sickened more than 600, WNYC, a American public radio station, said this week.
Thousands more received the injections, without becoming sick — but the illness can take months to develop.
WNYC said that microbiologists in New Jersey and Manhattan have isolated the mold’s DNA and the series of chemicals which mainstream medical labs can use to quickly identify whether people actually have the mold in their spinal fluid.
The findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.
Read more about mold, and what you can do to eradicate them here.