[Mnbird] gardening near bird feeders can make you sick

Sue Keator chickadeedee55 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 11 23:33:03 CDT 2021


Also another more common disease in the soil is Toxoplasma. Caused by cat
feces. This is another reason people taking chemo are generally told not to
garden in the ground. Too many disease organisms,
Sue Keator

Melody Lake, Edina


On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 1:35 PM Lois Willand via Mnbird <
mnbird at lists.mnbird.net> wrote:

> 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
> Minneapolis
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