CDC: Mystery Cluster of Dead Dentists

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By Melinda Cafferty, Natural Blaze

The CDC is now taking notice that a significant number of dentists have  died in a relatively short period of time at one Virginia care center.

The fact that a significant number of deaths at the care center were from dental professions sparked suspicions.

CNN reports what is known so far on the dentist deaths:

A cluster of cases of a progressive lung disease occurred among dentists and other dental workers treated at one Virginia care center, according to Thursday’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reportfrom the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Of nine patients, referred to as a cluster, seven died during the reported 16-year period. The disease, called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, is a chronic, progressive lung disease with a poor prognosis. The cause is unknown. A cluster is a term used to define a collection of cases

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