By: Deven S.
Can you become extremely sick or possibly die by playing a woodwind instrument? For about a year, a man in Atlanta was constantly wheezing and coughing, but he never showed any improvement in his condition after taking antibiotics and steroids. The man confessed that he played the clarinet, so scientist examined his clarinet and reed and found the answer to his illness. The man had been inhaling Exophiala, a dangerous fungus that grows on decaying wood. (Read more…)