Prevention of blastomycosis

Learn how blastomycosis can be prevented.

How can blastomycosis be prevented?

There is no vaccine to prevent blastomycosis.

In areas where the disease is common, it is not always possible to avoid exposure to the fungus that causes blastomycosis. This is because it is found in the soil and rotten wood near lakes and rivers where people:

  • hike
  • boat
  • swim
  • camp

People who have weakened immune systems (cannot fight disease easily) should avoid wooded areas where the fungus is widespread.

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