• Emergomyces africanus in soil, South Africa 

      Schwartz, Ilan S.; Lerm, Barbra; Hoving, J. Claire; Kenyon, Chris; Horsnell, William G.; Basson, W. Joan; Otieno-Odhiambo, Patricia; Govender, Nelesh P.; Colebunders, Robert; Botha, Alfred (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018-02)
      We detected Emergomyces africanus, a thermally dimorphic fungus that causes an HIV-associated systemic mycosis, by PCR in 18 (30%) of 60 soil samples from a wide range of habitats in South Africa. Direct and indirect culture ...
    • Molecular detection of airborne Emergomyces africanus, a thermally dimorphic fungal pathogen, in Cape Town, South Africa 

      Schwartz, Ilan S.; McLoud, Josh D.; Berman, Dilys; Botha, Alfred; Lerm, Barbra; Colebunders, Robert; Levetin, Estelle; Kenyon, Chris (Public Library of Science, 2018)
      Emergomyces africanus is a thermally dimorphic fungus that causes a systemic mycosis in immunocompromised persons in South Africa. Infection is presumed to follow inhalation of airborne propagules. We developed a quantitative ...