[Mnbird] gardening near bird feeders can make you sick

DONALD GRUSSING Owner cdrussin at centurylink.net
Sat Sep 11 16:16:06 CDT 2021

In more southern states where there are roosts where large numbers of birds gather (eg. Starlings) histoplasmosis can frequently be an issue. 

Don Grussing 

From: "mnbird" <mnbird at lists.mnbird.net> 
To: "mnbird" <mnbird at lists.mnbird.net> 
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 1:34:58 PM 
Subject: [Mnbird] gardening near bird feeders can make you sick 

I just learned of a woman who got infected with histoplasmosis because her raised bed garden was too close to the bird feeders. At least, that's what her doctors say is the cause. 

Is this something Minnesota birdwatchers are aware of? 

Lois Willand 

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