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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 2

Detected concentration of Cryptococcus gattii in positive soil and air samples from British Columbia and Washington*

Concentration of 
C. gattiiVancouver IslandBC mainlandDisease-endemic Gulf IslandOther Gulf IslandsWashington, USA
In soil (CFU/g)
  N14303121
  Geometric mean193.763233.970.8
  Geometric SD6.514.21.5
  Range10–36,35024–192,95224.8–45.5
In air (CFU/m3) for comparable months of the year
  N245000
  Geometric mean43.310.8
  Geometric SD4.62.7
  Range2–8755–38

*BC, British Columia; SD, standard deviation.

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