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7508 Avenger Way, STE 2A
Santa fe NM 87507
(505) 988-2035

3700 Osuna NE, STE 527
Albuquerque NM, 87109
(505) 892-6519

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HISTOPLASMOSIS

DESCRIPTION

  • Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by a fungus that is found in the feces of bats and birds that are in humid locations. Histoplasmosis is not serious as long as it is confined to the lungs, if it spreads throughout the body it can deadly.

 

LOCATION

  • Histoplasmosis is found in poultry farms, enclosed buildings where bats or birds have roosted, and traditional bird roosts
  • Histoplasmosis is also found in organic and natural fertilizers

CAUSE

  • Fungus growth is promoted by bird feces refine the soil

 

SYMPTOMS

  • Mild cases of Histoplasmosis might not be noticed
  • Severe cases of Histoplasmosis can cause severe respiratory issues with flu-like symptoms
  • Could possibly spread to the bloodstream

TREATMENT

  • Get treatment from a doctor

PREVENTION

  • Get rid of large amounts of birds living too closely to human or livestock
  • Get a location tested for Histoplasmosis before starting work
  • Wear a face mask with a dust filter or a self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Wear gloves, boots, and other protective clothing
  • Disinfect everything
  • Tear down od bird roosts while the weather is cold or wet or dampen ter area before working

OTHER FACTS

  • Histoplasmosis spores can be spread after the feces has dried out, been leached by the rain, of if the soil is mixed up by the wind