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Emergence and Pathogenicity of Highly Virulent Cryptococcus gattii Genotypes in the Northwest United States

  • Edmond J. Byrnes III equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Edmond J. Byrnes III, Wenjun Li, Yonathan Lewit

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Wenjun Li equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Edmond J. Byrnes III, Wenjun Li, Yonathan Lewit

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Yonathan Lewit equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Edmond J. Byrnes III, Wenjun Li, Yonathan Lewit

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Hansong Ma,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Pathobiology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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  • Kerstin Voelz,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Pathobiology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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  • Ping Ren,

    Affiliation: Mycology Laboratory, Wadsworth Center, Albany, New York, United States of America

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  • Dee A. Carter,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Vishnu Chaturvedi,

    Affiliation: Mycology Laboratory, Wadsworth Center, Albany, New York, United States of America

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  • Robert J. Bildfell,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Robin C. May,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Pathobiology, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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  • Joseph Heitman mail

    heitm001@duke.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: April 22, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000850

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Another case

Posted by Greybo on 24 Apr 2010 at 05:02 GMT

A fiend died of complications from a fungal infection presumably an inhaled exposure here about 3 years ago. He was working in a stand of pines colledting and baling pinestraw by hand. Any interest in evaluating the possibility that this is a similar strain ? He worked and lived near Bartow, GA 31403. I can share other information if it is desired.

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