The fungal meningitis outbreak of 2012 has claimed 36 lives so far, and new cases of meningitis and other infections continue to appear. The outbreak was caused by spinal injection drugs manufactured by the compounding pharmacy NECC, in Framingham, Massachusetts. These injectable drugs were contaminated by fungi, predominately from the species Exserohilum rostratum. This melanized fungus becomes radiotrophic in the presence of radionuclides. (See my previous post which discusses these fungi and their health effects.) Melanized fungi are now operating in a biosphere contaminated with radionuclides from Fukushima. Radiation allows these fungi to use the pigment melanin as food.
It is not widely known that there was another deadly, but smaller, outbreak of fungal meningitis in 2002. This outbreak claimed the life of a North Carolina woman. She had also received an epidural injection from a drug prepared in a compounding pharmacy in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The fungus species involved here was Exophiala (Wangiella) dermatitidis. This melanized fungus is one of the species that was discovered growing inside the sarcophagus of the destroyed reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
It appears that the was a radiation release event associated with this outbreak too. In April 2003, Norm Buske of The RadioActivist Campaign (TRAC) measured cesium-137 levels in an area to the northeast of the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. This nuclear installation refines nuclear materials for deployment in nuclear weapons. Norm found Cs-137 levels in plants 50-174 times “background”, and Cs-137 in creek water 1,000 times background. It was concluded that the radiation release had occurred within the past year, between April 2002 and April 2003.
The same kind of plant damage that has been seen in 2012 was also seen in TRAC’s radiation measurement project. It is also seen in a September 2002 photo taken in South Carolina near the Savannah River. It is likely that the radiation release from SRS occurred in 2002, and this is analagous to the current situation. Radioactivity contaminates trees and plants, and radiation-eating fungus ends up in contaminating the compounding pharmacies.
Visually, the plant damage from the fungus responsible for the current outbreak, Exserohilum rostratum, is seen to be identical to the damage caused to a plant in Framingham, Massachusetts in Sept. 2012.
Many charges of poor sterility practices against NECC have been made, there have been Congressional hearings, the FDA has been criticized for not doing enough to prevent this deadly fungal contamination. But has ANYBODY in medicine, politics, or the media EVEN MENTIONED that Exserohilum rostratum is all over the place? All over the eastern half of the US?
And, on top of this, the FDA has quietly increased the amount of gamma radiation that meats are irradiated with before they are sold. They also increased the number of products to be irradiated. Why? IN ORDER TO KILL RADIOTROPHIC FUNGUS IN THE MEAT! Since the meat is now radioactive due to Fukushima, it grows like crazy in the retail meat products.
Can you say “COVER-UP”???