is an infection that is caused by a fungus. The infection causes a rash, which may be
as lesions are present and viable. The fungus can stay viable on contaminated items such as
Blastomyces dermatitidis is a dimorphic fungus that causes Blastomycosis disease. The fungus is more common in Northwestern Ontario
https://www.nwhu.on.ca/Audiences/Documents/blasto fact sheet bw (printable).pdf
Some people who come into contact with the fungus will not get sick at all, but others may
tell your doctor you may have been exposed to the fungus that can cause Blastomycosis.
overgrowth or an overproduction of a fungus called Candida. Candida is naturally occurring
When the Candida begin to grow too quickly, they may develop into candidiasis. Candida can
The Northwestern Health Unit works to detect and identify health hazards in our region and provide residents with information about how to avoid exposure and prevent illness that can
Mould are fungi that grow in damp conditions. There are over 10,000 documented species of mould, and airborne mould spores are present both inside and outside.