Fact Sheet Histoplasmosis: General Information, August 8, 2017

(2017) Fact Sheet Histoplasmosis: General Information, August 8, 2017. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

A fungus called Histoplasma capsulatum, which exists in two distinct forms, a mold and yeast, causes histoplasmosis. The mold form is found in the soil, often in areas where bird and bat droppings are located. The bird droppings are found to enhance growth of the fungus. The yeast form is found in infected people. Histoplasmosis is a disease that usually involves the lungs, but may affect other areas of the body. In the U.S., most cases are found along the Ohio and Mississippi River Valleys.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: mold, Hepatitis, public health
Subjects: Health and medicine
Health and medicine > Diseases
Health and medicine > Public health
Health and medicine > Public health > Epidemiology
ID Code: 32099
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2020 15:05
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2020 15:05
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/32099