Human and Canine Pulmonary Blastomycosis, North Carolina, 2001–2002

@inproceedings{MacDonald2006HumanAC,
  title={Human and Canine Pulmonary Blastomycosis, North Carolina, 2001–2002},
  author={Pia D.M. MacDonald and Rick L. Langley and Susan R. Gerkin and Michelle R. Torok and J. Newton MacCormack},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2006}
}
We investigated a cluster of blastomycosis in 8 humans and 4 dogs in a rural North Carolina community. Delayed diagnosis, difficulty isolating Blastomyces dermatitidis in nature, and lack of a sensitive and specific test to assess exposure make outbreaks of this disease difficult to study.