Skip to comments.Anthrax Case Linked to Drumming Circle, New Hampshire Officials Say
Posted on 12/30/2009 11:13:57 AM PST by La Lydia
BOSTON A New Hampshire woman who is critically ill with gastrointestinal anthrax most likely swallowed spores while participating in a community drumming circle, state health officials said Tuesday...The woman was among some 60 people who attended the drumming session on Dec. 4 at the United Campus Ministry near the University of New Hampshire in Durham...Investigators found traces of anthrax on two African drums and an electrical outlet in the room where the event took place, Dr. Talbot said, and are theorizing that the woman swallowed spores that were aerosolized by the drumming. The state has not identified the woman because of privacy concerns.
Dr. Talbot said the anthrax detected on the drums was a naturally occurring strain that frequently appears in soil. Animals that ingest contaminated soil can pass the disease to people who handle their hides. Most of the drums at the session were made with animal hides, she said...
The ministry advertised the Dec. 4 event on its Web site as a drum circle and pasta supper. Julie Corey, a drumming teacher who led the session, said the victim had danced that night instead of drumming. She was the first to get up and dance, Ms. Corey recalled, adding that she thought the woman was a graduate student at another college. Shes a vital young woman, from what Ive seen of her a strong-spirited person....
In 2007, two people in Connecticut were treated for cutaneous anthrax traced to animal hides used to make African drums. And in 2006, a drum maker in New York contracted inhalation anthrax. All three survived...
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More third world gifts.
Unclean hippie ping
What would the Peta loving vegans say.
Drummers and anthrax...again.
The day is coming real soon, that something much worse than 911 happens.
I especially like that guy who is very serious about clicking two sticks together, and the other guy kneeling with his tiny tambourine, and looking bored! What finesse. These people qualify as serious adults how? The only surprise is that they are wearing clothing and shoes instead of feathers and loincloths. More proof we are descending into Third World status.
All that people who think returning to “tribal agrarian patterns” raise your hands!
All that people who think returning to “tribal agrarian patterns” is a good idea, raise your hands!
Drum Circle and Free Pasta Supper, first Friday of every month:
Hopefully next time they’ll use a different set of drums.
Yeah, we’ve got old hippies here, too. I blame ineffective border enforcement at the Vermont and Massachusetts crossings.
“Tribal agrarian patterns” more often than not result in “periodic famine.” I guess they could always gnaw on their animal skin drums.
I think I might prefer Anthrax to a “Wipe Out” solo.
Sorry. Dammit I wish I knew how to post pictures. The info. about img scr= www.nameofyouronlinepic.jpg means nothing to me.
Welcome to my low-tech hell! I found your link. :)
Oh yes... I do love gnawing on uncured hide!
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Actually, this would be pre-voodoo. Voodoo is the sophisticated, developed, evolved outgrowth of this kind of Third World observance.
This whole scene is so unfathomable to me that I wonder if I’m from another planet. Who are these people and how do they get enough time and money to engage in whatever this is? My first impulse is to laugh, but I have a hunch that I unwittingly helped fund this farce.
Lot of obese people in that photo.
"Support for the United Campus Ministry comes from denominational bodies of the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist church, the Presbyterian Church/USA and the American Baptist church. Support also comes from various local churches of those four denominations and Lutheran, Episcopal, American Society of Friends (Quaker) and Unitarian Universalist churches, as well as individual sponsors and grants."
Almost all cases of off-the-farm anthrax in the USA came from uncured goatskin from Africa, frequently drums.
On farms or in wool handling, cutaneous anthrax is what you get.
There was a case of inhalation-type anthrax from an African drum several years ago.
The solution clearly is to ban hippies.
“What would the Peta loving vegans say.”
Doesn’t count. African drums are used by peace loving, in-tune-with-nature, black people.
And neopagan granola munching hippies when they aren’t smoking the herb or kicking around the hackeysack.
“Who knew anthrax was an occupations hazard for those who participate in African “drum circles.” In New Hampshire, no less. “
Dang! Ain’t diversity great! lol
As a drummer, and having attended many Grateful Dead shows in the 80’s, I ALWAYS avoided these drum circles. This just gives me one more reason to never join in on one.
If it saves one child from becoming a red diaper doper baby, it'll be worth it.
All of the drums in this picture possess synthetic heads, not african goat skin. The guy with the sticks or claves is holding them wrong. The central drum is meant for two handed soloing, not as a bass drum beaten with a stick. The stick drum on the left is a Brazilian samba instrument, as are the small tamborines, and are not often seen in drum circles. This looks like a beginner circle.
A decent circle with several competent lead drummers will make you want to shake your bootie, depending on how repressed you like to keep your libido. You won’t find much beer can litter at a drum circle.
Displaying images isn’t that difficult. Use this format:
< img src=”[link]”>
where [link] is the link to the picture,which is usually a .jpg or .gif file, so it will look like this:
< img src=”http://www.somewebsite.com/folder/picture.jpg “>
Just remove the space between the “<” and the “img” when you do it.
Sounds like some communist activity. All of the people that I know that went to UNH binge drinking was the major extra curricular activity.
I googled a hippie drum circle photo I wanted to use but the link wouldn’t share the photo.
And just post all this in the box and it will show up??
In such cases you can use a screen capture program and lift the image straight from the monitor display cache. I like IrfanView, a freeware image viewing program with an excellent thumbnail album function.
Hot Damn! Thanks!!!!!!!!!
This is not the first report of someone getting anthrax from African-style drums. Here are a few other cases:
I’m not quite sure what a drum licker is, but I’ll bet that Rosie O’Donuts qualifies.
Thanks for the ping Vel.
Excellent work, grasshopper!