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It's virtually impossible to avoid the aspergillus mould completely, but there are some precautions you can take to reduce your risk of developing aspergillosis.
These precautions are particularly important if you're at a high risk of aspergillosis.
The main way to prevent aspergillosis is to avoid being exposed to the aspergillus fungus as much as possible.
Try to avoid places where the aspergillus fungus is likely to be found, such as:
In buildings, try to minimise your exposure to the fungus by reducing and containing dust as much as possible – particularly during construction work. Keep windows closed if there's a lot of dust or digging outside.
If you're at a particularly high risk of severe aspergillosis – for example, because you have a weak immune system – your doctor may recommend extra precautions, such as:
Some people at risk will be given a course of antifungal medication to help prevent fungal infections.