Histoplasmosis (see Histoplasmosis)

Fungal Diseases
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Animals Involved

Dogs, cats, bats, cattle, sheep, horses, many other domestic and wild mammals, birds

Known Distributions

Worldwide; clinical cases often cluster in regional foci

Probable Means of Spreading

Principally environmental exposure, avian or bat feces encourage growth of organism; infection common in people and animals; insignificant as zoonosis

Clinical Manifestations in People

Flu­like, febrile illness, usually self­-limiting in healthy hosts; skin lesions; chronic pulmonary disease, usually with preexisting lung disease; dissemination in very young, elderly, immunocompromised

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