W. MARCUS NEWBERRY JR., M.D.; JINKS E. WALTER, D.V.M., DR.P.H.; JOHN W. CHANDLER JR., M.D.; FRED E. TOSH, M.D.
Although Cryptococcus neoformans has been found widely distributed in nature (1, 2), the most common source of this organism has been pigeon excreta (3-5). There has been increasing evidence that pigeon habitats are a major source of infection (6-10). Accordingly, pigeon fanciers should represent a group with high risk of infection with C. neoformans. However, there has been only a single study of such a population (10). In that study Walter and Atchison used the complement fixation fluorescent antibody test to conduct a serological survey among adult volunteers from a club of pigeon fanciers. The results revealed a significantly greater
NEWBERRY WM, WALTER JE, CHANDLER JW, TOSH FE. Epidemiologic Study of Cryptococcus neoformans. Ann Intern Med. ;67:724–732. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-4-724
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