Month: September 2017

Cryptococcus gattii

Evergreen forest

What is it? C. gattii is a fungus closely related to C. neoformans that can infect the pulmonary and central nervous systems of both animals and humans. Until recently, C. gattii was only found in certain subtropical and tropical environments. In 1999 it emerged on Vancouver Island, British Columbia (BC), Canada. Between 1999 and 2006, Cryptococcus gattii

Travel-Associated Illness

Stack of colorful suitcases in an airport with a plan ascending outside the window

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