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Sporotrichosis (cont.)

Sporotrichosis Prevention

The most important step in preventing sporotrichosis is preventing mold spores from entering the skin.

  • People who work with roses, hay, or sphagnum moss should cover any scratches or breaks in their skin.
  • They should wear heavy boots and gloves to prevent puncture wounds.
  • People with a suppressed immune system should be exceptionally careful to avoid any contact with rose thorns or soil and moss used for gardening or farm use.


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Sporotrichosis is a subacute or chronic infection caused by the soil fungus Sporothrix schenckii.

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