cot deaths in the UK
mic2mcb at leeds.ac.uk
Tue Mar 28 05:10:17 EST 1995
ANDY JOHNSTON (aj at biolsci.dundee.ac.uk) wrote:
: 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.
I'd have thought that it was pretty difficult to confuse fungi and bacteria.
the're a lot bigger not a start.
just my two penneth.
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