Six children, one adult being treated for blasto on Manitoulin –

All have been released from hospital and are on medication

SHESHEGWANING – The community of Sheshegwaning First Nation is still dealing with the news of blastomycosis, a rare infection that is caused by breathing in the fungus blastomyces dermatitidis, that hit the community earlier this month.

Sheshegwaning Chief Dean Roy told the Recorder last week, “yes, as far as I know all the people who had been diagnosed with (blastomycosis) have now come home. Six went into the hospital,” he said, noting, “two were discharged on (September) 12, and the others came home on the 14th and are back in the community.”

“There are other people currently under investigation for blastomycosis. So far, six children and one adult are diagnosed and being treated for blasto; of these six are confirmed and one suspected, but all have been released and all are now on medication,” explained Chief Roy.

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