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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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!
I bow to you Sensei
OMG, not again.
Heavy Metal Ping List sort of.
Vegan-sustainability “Peace & Justice” Christian drummers, practicing Buddhist meditation techniques for “Mildfulness”, among all members of “The Abrahamic Tradition”; all while teaching classes on “Social Justice for immigrants and refugees”.
Who also just happen to leave the, “...and of His vengeance...,” sub-clause out of the middle of their ‘quotation’ of Isaiah 61:1-2.
Sounds like New Age Christianity, with stress on the first two words. Or maybe “The Church of Christ without Christ,” the rival church in Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood.
I'll probably have to ask a Catholic to be certain; but it might have something to do with the Rhythm Method. *<];-')
THUD-thud, thud, thud! (pause and repeat) is not my idea of sacred/spiritual music.
Maybe we should email their page link to the White House; sounds perfect for the Obama’s new “spiritual home”, though the pictures did look “mighty white”.
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