Histoplasmosis | Prevention


Is there any way to avoid getting histoplasmosis?

The best way to avoid infection is to stay away from places where you could breathe in contaminated dust. Spraying soil with water before digging or spraying barns and chicken coops can reduce the dust that gets stirred up, and thus reduces the number of fungus spores in the air. If you work in contaminated areas, you should wear protective clothing and face masks.


Overview of Histoplasmosis by R Kurowski, M.D. and M Ostapchuk, M.D. (American Family Physician December 15, 2002, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20021215/2247.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 04/03