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Volume 24, Number 2—February 2018
Dispatch

Emergomyces africanus in Soil, South Africa

Ilan S. SchwartzComments to Author , Barbra Lerm, J. Claire Hoving, Chris Kenyon, William G. Horsnell, W. Joan Basson, Patricia Otieno-Odhiambo, Nelesh P. Govender, Robert Colebunders, and Alfred Botha
Author affiliations: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (I.S. Schwartz); University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium (I.S. Schwartz, R. Colebunders); Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa (B. Lerm, W.J. Basson, A. Botha); University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa (J.C. Hoving, C. Kenyon, W.G. Horsnell, P. Otieno-Odhiambo, N.P. Govender); Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp (C. Kenyon); University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (W.G. Horsnell); CNRS-University of Orleans and Le Studium Institute for Advanced Studies, Orléans, France (W.G. Horsnell); National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa (N.P. Govender)

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Figure 1

Results of molecular tests for the presence of Emergomyces africanus in soil samples in relation to residential locations of 14 patients diagnosed with emergomycosis (6), Cape Peninsula, Western Cape Province, South Africa. Black circles indicate Es. africanus detected in soil sample; white circles indicate Es. africanus not detected in soil sample; plus signs indicate residential locations of patients with emergomycosis. A larger cross indicates >1 infected patient at that particular locatio

Figure 1. Results of molecular tests for the presence of Emergomyces africanus in soil samples in relation to residential locations of 14 patients diagnosed with emergomycosis (6), Cape Peninsula, Western Cape Province, South Africa. Black circles indicate Es. africanus detected in soil sample; white circles indicate Es. africanus not detected in soil sample; plus signs indicate residential locations of patients with emergomycosis. A larger cross indicates >1 infected patient at that particular location.

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