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Cleaning Fomites to Prevent Spread of Coccidioidomycosis

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

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Description:

Coccidioides immitis may be spread by fomites covered with dust with infectious arthroconidia. This mechanism can result in coccidioidomycosis in a person remote from an endemic region. Carefully cleaning of items can reduce the risk of spread.

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