1 Dead and Nearly 100 Sickened in Fungal Outbreak at Paper Mill

The Billerud paper mill in Escanaba, Mich., closed for several weeks after an outbreak of blastomycosis that has escalated since February. Credit...Billerud

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Local and federal investigators are investigating the source of a rare outbreak of blastomycosis at a paper mill in Escanaba, Mich.

At least one person has died and nearly 100 people have gotten sick in a rare fungal outbreak at a paper mill in Michigan, the health authorities said, prompting the plant to temporarily close as local and federal investigators try to identify the source.


Source: The New York Times


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