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Can anything survive in a chlorinated pool?

Giovanni Maga maga at vetbio.unizh.ch
Tue Sep 24 14:00:07 EST 1996


In article <526a3p$l0t at net.bio.net>, kweber at efn.org (K. Weber) wrote:

>       If this occurs again without the swimming pool you might check out
>   a specialist in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Unfortunately ther aren't
> very many doing antiviral treatment. That's because there aren't really
> any good antivirals. The initiating symptom is often a waxing and waning or
> chronic sore throat.

Given the fact that these symptoms are very common and that antibiotic
treatment was effective (thus pointing to a bacterial origin of the
infection), given also the young age of the patient and the anatomical
localization, shouldn't we think more about a old, out-of-fashion but more
realistic streptococcical or stapphilococcical infection?
I would say yes. Leave CFS where it stays, for the moment. Moreover, think
before spreading unnecessary panic into a couple of parents, suggesting
obscure viral infections as causative agents, without having any idea
about what the real cause it could be.
My suggestion: ask a physician for basic clinical exams in order to
identify the infectious agent and keep the child warm!
G.Maga.





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