Employee at Billerud paper mill in Escanaba dies from blastomycosis

A contract worker at the Billerud paper mill in Escanaba has died of a fungal infection called blatomycosis, local health officials said.

The employee, whose contract was not disclosed, died “recently,” Public Health Delta and Menominee County officials said in a statement.

“Everyone at Billerud is deeply saddened by this news,” Billerud Escanaba Paper Mill Vice President of Operations Brian Peterson said in a release. “Everyone who works at our facility is part of our team, and we are keeping this individual, their family, colleagues and friends in our thoughts and close to our hearts.”



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