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Deadly cryptococcal fungi found in public spaces in South Africa

Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii have been found large numbers on trees in South Africa.
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Deadly cryptococcal fungi found in public spaces in South Africa

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(Stellenbosch University) This is the first time that both Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii have been found in such large numbers on trees in South Africa. To date, only two studies (one from 2009 and the other publis...

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