Aspergillosis: caused by a fungus (Aspergillus), which is found commonly growing on dead leaves, stored
grain, compost piles, or other decaying vegetation..."
Blastomycosis: caused by breathing in a fungus (Blastomyces dermatitidis) found in wood and soil..."
Coccidioidomycosis: -- caused by breathing in spores of a fungus (Coccidioides immitis) found in soil in
desert regions of the southwestern U.S., Mexico, and Central and South America. It usually
affects the lungs, but can spread elsewhere in the body..."
Cryptococcosis: caused by inhaling the fungus, Cryptococcus neoformans...(which) is found in soil..."
Histoplasmosis: "Histoplasma grows as a mold in soil and infection results from inhalation of
airborne fungal particles. Soil contaminated with bird or bat droppings may have a higher
concentration of mold..."
Mucormycosis URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000649.htm Source: U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of
Medicine, MEDLINEplus Medical Encyclopedia "A fungal infection of the sinuses, brain or lungs
which occurs primarily in people with immune disorders...Mucormycosis is caused by common
fungi, frequently found in the soil and amongst decaying vegetation...."
Disseminated Zygomycosis Due to Rhizopus schipperae after Heatstroke (1999)
Zygomycetes is not the name of particular fungus, but rather the name of a Class of fungi. This Class
includes three Orders (Mucorales, Mortierellales, and Entomophthorales). These Orders in turn contain a
number of specific fungi