Blastomycosis (see Blastomycosis)

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Animals Involved

Dogs, cats, horses, marine mammals, other mammals

Known Distributions

Distribution in environment uncertain; clinical cases focal; locally acquired cases reported in parts of North America, Africa, Middle East, India

Probable Means of Spreading

Environmental exposure, organism is most common in moist soil; infection common in people and animals; also reported rarely by animal exposure

Clinical Manifestations in People

Acute to chronic pulmonary disease; skin or bone lesions; meningitis, other syndromes, disseminated disease possible; course mild to severe, some cases fatal

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