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H. capsulatum



Can H. capulatum be found in a home septic leek


H. capsulatum is found in the soil and is associated with bird and bat guano. It is not stimulated to grow in human waste. Therefore, it is very unlikely that a septic tank leak would be associated with H. capsulatum.

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George S Deepe, Jr, MD George S Deepe, Jr, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director of Infectious Diseases
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati