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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Emerging infectious diseases|
|Early online date||17 Jan 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2018|