Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 7th, 2004
According to a study from Canada, "An outbreak of infections due to a rare subspecies of Cryptococcus neoformans (var. gattii) was recognized on Vancouver Island (VI), British Columbia, in 2002, which had affected 59, mostly immunocompetent, individuals since 1999.
"The objectives of this study were to: (1) determine if the outbreak had spread to Vancouver and its surrounding communities and (2) review the epidemiological, clinical and pathological features of all cryptococcal infections in patients admitted to the Vancouver Hospital and...
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