The State of Wisconsin is currently investigating cases of blastomycosis associated with tubing on the Little Wolf River. If you think you have any symptoms of blastomycosis, please see your healthcare provider.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services Blastomycosis Information
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Blastomycosis Information
Blastomycosis is an uncommon disease that occurs when an individual breathes in the fungal spores that are present in the environment. Typically Blastomyces spores are found in the soil in decaying foliage and vegetation and grow only under a very specific set of circumstances. When the soil is disturbed, the spores can be inhaled by humans and animals, causing disease. For more information about Blastomycosis, please see the Department of Public Health fact sheet (PDF).
For more information contact one of our Public Health Nurses by calling the Marathon County Health Department at 715-261-1900.