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Blastomycosis (cont.)

Blastomycosis Prevention

Prevention of blastomycosis is difficult because the fungi are widespread in the U.S. and many other countries. The CDC recommends that immunocompromised people avoid going into thickly wooded areas where the fungi occur in high numbers. Currently, there are no vaccines available to protect individuals from the fungi that cause blastomycosis, but researchers are trying to develop a vaccine.

Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease


United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Blastomycosis." Mar. 15, 2012. <>.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/31/2015

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