What can be done to prevent the disease?
Prevention of sporotrichosis includes:
avoiding thorns or stickers while working in the garden
wearing gloves and protective clothing to reduce the risk of becoming
wearing a mask to protect the lungs from infection
What are the long-term effects of the disease?
involve infection of various organs of the body. This condition can become life
threatening if it spreads throughout the body.
What are the risks to others?
Sporotrichosis is not
contagious. It does not spread from one person to another.