Health Watch: Blastomycosis
Blastomycosis occurs throughout the Great Lake states, including Minnesota. Within the state of Minnesota, there are some hotspots, including the northern counties and also several counties in the Metro area. There is no evidence that blastomycosis is any more prevalent within Voyageurs National Park than in other parts of the state where the disease is prevalent.
There are many health risks to humans and pets when going anywhere outdoors, including parasites and diseases spread by insects, ticks, fungi, etc. It is the responsibility of the individual to know the risks and take measures to prevent them.
For more information on Blastomycosis, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health