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Emergomyces africanus in Soil, South Africa

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

We detected Emergomyces africanus, a thermally dimorphic fungus that causes an HIV-associated systemic mycosis, by PCR in 18 (30%) of 60 soil samples from a wide range of habitats in South Africa. Direct and indirect culture techniques were unsuccessful. Experimental intraperitoneal inoculation of conidia induced murine disease.
Journal: Emerging Infectious Diseases
ISSN: 1080-6040
Volume: 24
Pages: 377 - 380
Publication year:2018