from an autoimmune causing chemical?
may be caused by an autoimmune reaction,
in which the body attacks its own tissues.
of things are autoimmune
I'm going to add meningitis to the list
first became ill Thursday with flu-like
attending classes at the Mansfield campus
of The Ohio State University,” said
Jacqueline Fletcher, director of nursing
for the health department. “On Friday,
she was too sick to attend classes and
went to see a Fredericktown doctor, where
meningitis was first suspected. She was
transported immediately by EMS to Knox
Community Hospital, where meningitis was
confirmed and helicopter transport to
Columbus was arranged.”
Fletcher said she died shortly after
arriving at the OSU Medical Center.
“From all indications this is an
isolated case,” said Fletcher. “And
all of the public health prevention
measures have been implemented.”
Meningitis is an infection of the fluid of
a person’s spinal cord and the fluid
that surrounds the brain. People sometimes
refer to it as spinal meningitis. It is
usually caused by a viral or bacterial
infection with a bacteria infection being
Bacterial meningitis is contagious and can
be spread by nasal and throat secretions
in close personal contact such as
coughing, sneezing or sharing of eating
utensils according to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention. It is not
considered an airborne disease and can
only be spread through prolonged contact
with an infected individual.
Many people carry the bacterium that
causes meningitis, but never develop the
symptoms, said Fletcher.
for that info...I miss her so much. They
said she thought she only had the flu
Thursday night...no more than 12hours
after showing those symptoms of the flu
she had passed. *sigh* Only the good die
young, And she was definitely one of the
greatest. Thanks Mother Margaret for the
information on Meningitis, it means a lot
to me to learn more about what took such a
great friend away from me, and my other
Caitlin Caroline Pugh....I love you.
seriously do suspect exposure to 2-butoxyethanol
for this type of situation. Can anyone find out
exactly what was going on when the flu-like
symptoms started? Who came around ... where she
was ... what she was doing?
I have contacted the Ohio Health Dept ...
this ... in which I posted my comments:
What was Caitlin Pugh doing when
Another cause of meningitis is "an
in which the body attacks its own tissues."
An autoimmune causing chemical exposure that
'looks like the flu" is 2-butoxyethanol ...
very common in paint, cleaning products ... used in
the home; in military.
A chemical exposure that the 'gulf war syndrome'
vets and the Exxon Valdez oil spill workers have in
Was there blood in urine?
Was the 'retic' rate elevated at 2.5 days
after the flu started?
More diagnostic helps for 2-butoxyethanol
die after flu symptoms, 2005
was admitted with
Whatever it was, it
shut all of his organs
down -- shut them all
-- and I
want to know what
widow, Windy Rogers,
I didn't share this ... but
would be other odd symptoms, too
is a pattern to the poisoning of
2-butoxyethanol. Someone could have come
around who was breathing the fumes out in
their respiration ... that got into her
eyes... OR she could have been using Spot
Shot Carpet cleaner to clean her carpet
(that product is 25% 2-butoxyethanol) and
the warnings on the chemical say, "Do
that products give the appropriate warnings
products often just say, 'Do
on this discussion forum ...
This chemical should be suspect for brain tumors, too
June 21, 2006