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Document ID (ISN)70179
CIS number 97-2064
Year 1997
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.97-146
Author(s) Lenhart S.W., et al.
Title Histoplasmosis - Protecting workers at risk
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, Sep. 1997. vi, 28p. 106 ref.
Internet access 97-2064.pdf [in English]
Abstract This booklet describes the nature and causes of histoplasmosis, an infectious disease caused by inhaling spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. The fungus grows in soils, especially those enriched with bird or bat manure. Precautions should be taken by workers who may be in contact with contaminated soil or manure. Guidance is given on the selection of appropriate respirators for protection against inhalation exposure to airborne dust containing the fungus. Summary in Spanish.
Descriptors (primary) infection control; histoplasmosis
Descriptors (secondary) dust control; USA; replaced; fungi; respirators; birds
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) Mycoses
Bacterial and parasitic diseases