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Cryptococcus


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Natural Habitat

  • Soil contaminated with pigeon droppings or chicken droppings
  • Decaying wood & slime fluxes

Suitable Substrates in the Indoor Environment

  • Unknown

Water Activity

  • Unknown

Mode of Dissemination

  • Air (wind)

Allergenic Potential

  • Unknown

Potential Opportunist or Pathogen

  • Cryptococcus neoformans causes cryptococcosis (also known as meningoencephalitis) in immunocompromised people
  • The disease also occurs in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy

Industrial Uses

  • Unknown

Potential Toxins Produced

  • Unknown