Autochthonous and Dormant Cryptococcus gattii Infections in Europe

  title={Autochthonous and Dormant Cryptococcus gattii Infections in Europe},
  author={Ferry Hagen and Mª Francisca Colom and Dani{\"e}lle Swinne and Kathrin Tintelnot and Roberta Iatta and Maria Teresa Montagna and Josep Mar{\'i}a Torres-Rodr{\'i}guez and Massimo Cogliati and Aristea Velegraki and Arjan Burggraaf and Alwin Kamermans and Johanna M. Sweere and Jacques F Meis and Corn{\'e} H.W. Klaassen and Teun Boekhout},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Until recently, Cryptococcus gattii infections occurred mainly in tropical and subtropical climate zones. However, during the past decade, C. gattii infections in humans and animals in Europe have increased. To determine whether the infections in Europe were acquired from an autochthonous source or associated with travel, we used multilocus sequence typing to compare 100 isolates from Europe (57 from 40 human patients, 22 from the environment, and 21 from animals) with 191 isolates from around… CONTINUE READING
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