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Volume 13, Number 1—January 2007

Research

Spread of Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia, Canada, and Detection in the Pacific Northwest, USA

Laura MacDougall*Comments to Author , Sarah E. Kidd†, Eleni Galanis*, Sunny Mak*, Mira J. Leslie‡, Paul R. Cieslak§, James W. Kronstad†, Muhammad G. Morshed*, and Karen H. Bartlett†
Author affiliations: *British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; †University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; ‡Washington State Department of Health, Shoreline, Washington, USA; §Oregon State Public Health, Portland, Oregon, USA;

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Table 1

Summary of sampling results from locations off Vancouver Island*

Sample typeBC mainlandGulf IslandsWashington, USAOregon, USATotal
Air19691116304
Negative19191116299
Positive (%)5 (3)0005 (2)
Soil4082502895781
Negative4082172795747
Positive (%)033 (13)1 (4)034 (4)
Swab5212723894925
Negative5212533794905
Positive (%)019 (7)1 (3)020 (2)
Water156223
Negative155222
Positive (%)01 (17)01 (4)
Total1,140619771972,033
Negative1,135566751971,973
Positive (%)5 (0)53 (9)2 (3)060 (3)

*BC, British Columbia.

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