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A 41-year-old female asked:

Had strep. pneumoniae blood infection, treated. got imported down feather pillows at same time. is possible feathers transmitted germ/illness to me?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
No association: Strep pneumoniae is a normal bacteria in the environment and carried by healthy people. It isn't caught from pillows, clothing, food, etc. You either were carrying it before you got sick or picked it up from almost anyone you have been around. For sure not from your imported pillows. Hope you've recovered well. Best wishes.
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