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Investigators zero in on key areas in Blastomycosis outbreak on Constance Lake First Nation

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Old wood, chip and sawdust piles are areas investigators are concentrating on for answers in the Blastomycosis outbreak at Constance Lake First Nation.

In an open letter to the community, Frist Nation council says that while it’s not proven that these areas are the sources of the infection, they should be avoided. Residents are also being asked not to remove wood from that pile and instead use the new wood that’s been brought into the community.

Officials add for residents to keep children away from the two areas and not to disturb or dig soil in the community. Nearly 90 people have been investigated or have a probably case of the infection and three people have died.

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