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Old January 12th, 2012, 10:45 AM
Longblades Longblades is offline
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Histoplasmosis is scary. Google it and see. I didn't see blindness cited. It seems to be more respiratory ailments but the consequences can be fatal. It seems it can be found concentrated any place where birds or bats congregate. We know two fellows who take down old barns and it is a serious job related risk for them. They wear masks. It is also found in soils and apparently the Ohio and Mississippi River Valleys have particularly high counts of Histoplasma capsulatum.
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