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HISTOPLASMOSIS: Protecting Workers at Risk, revised guidelines for preventing histoplasmosis, was published by CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID). This publication describes information about health risks of Histo-plasma capsulatum exposures and specific details about personal protective equipment. These guidelines are designed for health and safety professionals, environmental consultants, and persons supervising workers involved in activities where contaminated materials are disturbed.
Additional information about the guidelines (publication no. 97-146) is available from NIOSH, Publications Dissemination, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998; telephone (800) 356-4674; NCID, telephone (404) 639-3158; and the NIOSH website on the World-Wide Web (http://www.cdc.gov/ niosh/homepage.html or http://www. cdc.gov/niosh/97-146.html).
Availability of Histoplasmosis Prevention Guidelines. JAMA. 1997;278(24):2136. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03550240024011