A California farmer developed a low grade-grade fever
A California farmer developed a low grade-grade fever, myalgia, and cough. A chest X-ray exam revealed an infiltrate in the lung. Microscopic examination of the sputum revealed round, budding cells. A sputum culture grew myecelia and arthroconidia. What organism is most likely the cause of his symptoms? What is causing this man’s disease? How is this disease transmitted? How might it be prevented?