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Very Rare Disease and 7 months pregnant

I am 7 months pregnant and work with horses. We recently lost a foal and are still waiting on test results but believe the foal died of Tyzzer's disease (Clostridium piliforme, or Bacillus piliformis). After doing some research I have found that this could be spread to pregnant women. I cannot find what the effects are to pregnant women or any information other than to take precautions not to be exposed and that there have been elevated antibodies found among pregnant women.
1. Should I be worried?
2. I am experiencing joint pain and weakness, fatigue, and chest congestion could these be symptoms?
3. Do you have anymore information on this subject?
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Absolutely contact your OBGYN.
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304970 tn?1331425994
I personally have never heard of it, but I would discontinue your exposure (stop going to work)  until you have some concrete answers. I would be at the Doctor as soon as possible. Please keep us posted and good luck!
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363110 tn?1340920419
consult your dr. as well as some medical information online.

I got some info for you! This disease has NEVER Been shown in humans, only the Titers (which are like "markers" ) have been found in pregnant women.

Tyzzer’s disease affects a wide spectrum of other species but has not been reported in humans, although titers have been documented in pregnant women. Although antibiotics used in treatment of other animals have not been effective in rabbits, oxytetracycline has been of some value in limiting an outbreak. No vaccine is available. Aggressive disinfection and decontamination of the housing facility to reduce the presence of hardy spores is indicated with either 1% peracetic acid or 3% hypochlorite.
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689265 tn?1251130087
i've never heard of it, but if it was me yes i'd be worried and would consult my ob/dr immediately.
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