cot deaths in the UK

ANDY JOHNSTON aj at biolsci.dundee.ac.uk
Wed Mar 22 04:20:49 EST 1995


I have to admit I am not a classical microbiologist but a phycologist who 
works on unicellular algae...

In the UK last night there was a sci programme about cot deaths and it covered 
some recent ground on the effects of bedding and whether they were involved. 

The microbiology of it was that some forensic scientist in Jersey was 
convinced that all the bedding had a fungus that was involved in producing 
toxic gases. This was slated by a London group that said they weren't fungi 
but bacteria and no gases were being made.

Question: easy mistake or what?

Any thoughts.

Andrew Johnston
Dundee





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