SHOULD I BE WORRIED ABOUT BLASTOMYCOSIS?
Blastomycosis is an infection caused by breathing in spores of the soil fungus Blastomyces, and usually begins as a lung infection. It is not spread from person-to-person or from dogs to people. Signs of illness usually take up to three months to develop.
Blastomycosis is treatable! If left untreated, the infection can become more severe and could require hospitalization or even cause death.
If you have any questions or are worried you may have blastomycosis, reach out to the MCA Community Health Program at 613-575-2341 ext. 3220.