2012
DOI: 10.3201/eid1804.111641
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Coccidioides posadasiiInfection in Bats, Brazil

Abstract: To analyze the eco-epidemiologic aspects of Histoplasma capsulatum in Brazil, we tested 83 bats for this fungus. Although H. capsulatum was not isolated, Coccidioides posadasii was recovered from Carollia perspicillata bat lungs. Immunologic studies detected coccidioidal antibodies and antigens in Glossophaga soricina and Desmodus rotundus bats.

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“…Coccidioides posadasii infection has been reported in a free-ranging Carollia perspicillata in Brazil. This bat had mature spherules with endospores in the lung but it is unclear whether this was causing clinical disease (Cordeiro et al, 2012).…”
Section: Additional Fungal Diseasesmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Coccidioides posadasii infection has been reported in a free-ranging Carollia perspicillata in Brazil. This bat had mature spherules with endospores in the lung but it is unclear whether this was causing clinical disease (Cordeiro et al, 2012).…”
Section: Additional Fungal Diseasesmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…However, to date, zoonotic transmission to humans has not been reported. Although carcasses or excretions from infected rodents have been hypothesized to play a role in the environmental life cycle of the fungus,14,18 the extent to which rodents or other animals such as bats20 or armadillos21 act as a reservoir for Coccidioides or influence its geographic distribution is still unknown. Comparative whole genome sequencing data suggest that Coccidioides have evolved in response to interaction with an animal host 22…”
Section: Ecologymentioning
confidence: 99%
“…This hypothesis is supported by the recent findings by Cordeiro et al . [40] who demonstrated the infection by Coccidioides spp. in these mammals.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%