Histoplasmosis Considerations for Workers
If you think you’ve been exposed to Histoplasma at work, you should contact your crew leader or supervisor and your occupational health or risk management department. If your workplace does not have these services, you should contact your local city, county, or state health department. We do not know if antifungal medication (prophylaxis) can prevent people from getting sick with histoplasmosis after a workplace exposure to Histoplasma but it can be considered for high-risk exposures. For more information about laboratory exposures to Histoplasma, please see Guidance for laboratory workers who handle Histoplasma.
If you think you have histoplasmosis after working in an area where Histoplasma is common, report your symptoms to your crew leader or supervisor and visit a healthcare provider, if needed. Tell your healthcare provider that you work in an area where Histoplasma is common and ask to be tested for histoplasmosis.