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Old 06-05-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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I have been successfully making kombucha for several months and all of this time, for the most part, I have double-dipped my spoon when tasting the kombucha to see if it is ready. Recently I was diagnosed with mononucleosis and I am concerned that I have contaminated all of my kombucha as well as the SCOBY with this virus (spread through saliva). A friend of mine has been waiting for a SCOBY from me but I am worried that I could cause a mono epidemic through kombucha! Advice and personal stories most welcome. Thank you.

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Old 06-08-2012, 05:46 PM   #2
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I contacted the good people at Weston A. Price and they recommended that I compost the SCOBY's and start over.

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Old 06-14-2012, 02:17 AM   #3
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Ditching them would be best, I had mono in college and that s!&% is no joke.

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Old 06-14-2012, 06:29 PM   #4
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Yes, when in doubt, throw it out!

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