ID#: 17391
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Used merely as an example to illustrate the possible epidemiologic mechanism facilitating the spread of the dermatophytic fungal organism, Microsporum canis, this 1971 photograph depicted a young female child, holding a kitten, while sitting on the edge of an outdoor sandbox. The sandbox had probably been frequented by neighborhood cats, as a place to deposit their excreta, thereby, potentially contaminating the sand with M. canis fungal organisms, easily transferrable to humans.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date: 1971
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