Emergomyces africanus in soil, South Africa

Ilan S Schwartz, Barbra Lerm, J Claire Hoving, Chris Kenyon, William G Horsnell, W Joan Basson, Patricia Otieno-Odhiambo, Nelesh P Govender, Robert Colebunders, Alfred Botha

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-380
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number2
Early online date17 Jan 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018


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