Questionnaire distributed to Ontario First Nation to trace source of possible blastomycosis – Global News

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Questionnaire distributed to Ontario First Nation to trace source of possible blastomycosis – Global News

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 20215 Views

November 24, 2021

A First Nation in northern Ontario is handing out flyers and asking residents to fill out a questionnaire in an ongoing effort to trace the source of a fungus suspected of causing lung infections in dozens of residents.

Constance Lake First Nation declared a state of emergency on Monday, after probable cases of blastomycosis came to light in recent days.

Blastomycosis is typically caused by a fungus that grows in moist soil, leaves and rotting wood, and is spread when a person breathes in small particles of the fungus into their lungs.

Symptoms range from a mild cough to serious breathing problems.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/8398647/blastomycosis-ontario-first-nation-questionnaire/

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