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Environmental Sampling of a Site Possibly Contaminated with Histoplasma capsulatum

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Infectious Diseases

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Description:

Histoplasma capsulatum will grow in soil enriched by bird droppings (guano). Before disturbing an area contaminated by bird droppings in a region endemic for histoplasmosis it may be necessary to perform environmental sampling with culture to determine if and where decontamination may be required.

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