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Histoplasmosis outbreak in Tamboril cave-Minas Gerais state, Brazil

Rocha-Silva, F.; Figueiredo, S.ôn.M.; Silveira, T.T.S.; Assunção, C.B.; Campolina, S.S.; Pena-Barbosa, J.ão.P.P.; Rotondo, A.; Caligiorne, R.B.

Medical Mycology Case Reports 4: 1-4


ISSN/ISBN: 2211-7539
PMID: 24567897
DOI: 10.1016/j.mmcr.2013.12.002
Accession: 053568040

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In this study, we report four cases of Histoplasma capsulatum infection in eight biologists who made an expedition to determine the prevalence of this fungus in a cave localized in the northwest of Minas Gerais state, Brazil. This case report demonstrates the importance of evaluating the H. capsulatum presence in Brazilian caves before opening to public visitations.

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