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can humans get blastomycosis from dogs?

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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes by dog bites: Blastomycosis is usually acquired by inhalation of conidia into the lungs. Primary cutaneous blastomycosis has occurred after accidental innoculation in the lab, at autopsy and after dog bites.
Answered on Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Both can acquire this fungal infection from the environment but it is not transmitted from person to person or dog to person.
Answered on Dec 18, 2012

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