This week, I’ll be posting some “fun” snippets from bits of research devoted to my current novel project. Probably mostly of interest to people who homebrew, or are interested in yeast and brewing, brewing history, and weird cultural stuff that went on in Renaissance Europe or in Georgian England.
Today? Fungemia… which is: fungal infections of the blood. Don’t worry, I don’t have any gory pictures of anything, though if you want, there are plenty of those online, only one google search away.
Did you know, you can get a yeast infection in your blood?
Well, you can. And even some strains of humble brewer’s/baker’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisae, are capable of this kind of infection. The good news, of course, is that you’re pretty unlikely to develop it…