Aromatherapy Sprays Linked to Rare Tropical Disease and Two Deaths

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned doctors to be on the lookout for a rare tropical disease called melioidosis that has been linked to the use of aromatherapy sprays sold at Walmart stores around the country. The specific brand of spray is called Better Homes & Gardens Lavender & Chamomile Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones made in India – several other scents under this brand are also being tested for Burkholderia pseudomallei, a bacteria that causes fatal infections.

So far, cases of the infection linked with this aromatherapy spray have been found in four states: Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota, and Texas. The patients in both Georgia and Kansas died from the infection.

While the product is being recalled, doctors have also been informed on symptoms to look for to identify any additional victims of this spray and the infection coming from it. The CDC is informing consumers who bought these aromatherapy sprays that come with gemstones to repackage them and return the products for a refund, rather than throwing them away so as not to spread the bacteria.

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