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Fungi that cause lung infections may be lurking in the soil of most US states


Soil-borne fungi whose spores can cause severe lung infections may be far more widespread in the U.S. than experts thought, a new study suggests.

These fungi include Histoplasma, known as histo for short, which is a genus of fungus that causes histoplasmosis. Authoritative sources, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (opens in new tab) (CDC) and the online medical resource StatPearls (opens in new tab), state that the fungi can be found in central and eastern U.S. states, particularly in areas near the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys. 



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