|Document ID (ISN)||70179|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.97-146
||Lenhart S.W., et al.
||Histoplasmosis - Protecting workers at risk
||Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, Sep. 1997. vi, 28p. 106 ref.
||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.
||infection control; histoplasmosis
||dust control; USA; replaced; fungi; respirators; birds
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Dust, aerosols and related diseases
|Broad subject area(s)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases