Histoplasmosis is an infectious disease of the lungs caused by a fungus called Histoplasma capsulatum. The infection sometimes can spread to other parts of the body. (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety)
Psciticosis is an infectious disease in humans that has mild, non-specific flu-like symptoms. Psittacosis refers to any infection or disease caused by Chlamydia psittaci, one of several microorganisms in the genus Chlamydia. This disease can be transmitted from infected birds to humans. Parrot disease, ornithosis, and chlamydiosis are other names for psittacosis. (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety)
There is an ongoing problem in many areas of Canada with persons being injured through contact with the Wild Parsnip weed. The prolific spread and dense growth of Wild Parsnip throughout Eastern Ontario in recent years is seriously escalating this health risk in the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville.
Moulds are members of the fungus family like mushrooms and yeast. There are thousands of types of mould and they can be found almost anywhere, indoors or out.
Ticks and Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is an occupational concern for people who work outdoors in certain areas infested with ticks. It affects people differently most often going unnoticed but sometimes it causes serious problems. If left untreated, it can cause disability. (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety)
Lyme disease is an infection caused by the corkscrew-shaped bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. These bacteria are spread by the bite of deer ticks and western black-legged ticks. The deer tick is found sporadically throughout the province. (Ontario Government)