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Volume 13, Number 8—August 2007


Outbreak of Sporotrichosis, Western Australia

Kynan T. Feeney*, Ian H. Arthur†Comments to Author , Amanda J. Whittle‡, Shelley A. Altman†, and David J. Speers†
Author affiliations: *Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia; †PathWest Laboratory Medicine, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia; ‡South West Population Health Unit, Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia;

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Table 2

Culture findings from environmental sampling

Hay sample source No. samples Samples culture positive for Sporothrix schenckii* (GenBank accession no.)
Hay used by case-patient 2 2 0
Hay used by case-patient 4 2 1 (EF589128)
Hay used by case-patient 6 3 1 (EF589126)
Hay used by case-patient 7 4 0
Hay used by case-patient 8 3 1 (EF589125)
Hay used by case-patient 9 2 0
Hay outlet 1 5 1 (EF589127)
Hay outlet 2 4 0
Source of outlet 1 7 0
Control samples 18 0

*S. schenckii clinical group as described in text.

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