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Oneida County reports increase in blastomycosis cases in animals this spring

May 08, 2020 by Kayla Houp

In a press release issued April 24 from the Oneida County Health Department, the department reports an increase in testing for blastomycosis in pets this spring.

The press release stated blastomycosis is an infection caused by the fungus blastomyces living in moist soil and decomposing matter including leaves and wood.

“The areas that you would be concerned about would be where dirt near a water source has been disturbed, or any kind of excavation or construction site,” Oneida ...

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