Accession Number : AD0664801

Title :   RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN WILD ENTOURAGES AND MYCOSES, ESPECIALLY SOUTH AMERICAN BLASTOMYCOSIS.

Descriptive Note : Annual technical rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSIDAD DE LA REPUBLICA MONTEVIDEO (URUGUAY) INSTITUTO DI HIGIENE

Personal Author(s) : Mackinnon,Juan E. ; Conti-Diaz,Ismael A. ; Gezuele,Elbio ; Civila,Eduardo

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A search of pathogenic fungi and actinomycetes has been carried out in 118 samples of soil, plants and plant debris by direct culture and indirect culture from inoculated animals. Most of the samples were collected in zones with woods with autochtonous trees. Plant debris and specially rotted palm-trees constitute a source of pathogenic species as Nocardia asteroides, N. caviae, Phialophora verrucosa, P. pedrosoi and Sporothrix schenckii. N. asteroides was isolated from garden soil and S. schenckii from a moss. One strain of P. gougeroti or P. jeanselmei showing pathogenic effects on a bat was also isolated. Six strains of Basidiobolus ranarum and 1 of B. merisotosporus were isolated from toads and lizards. Infection by Toxoplasma gondi was evidenced in the brain of a bat: Epseticus brasiliensis. Comments are referred on ecological complexes favourishing the growth of pathogenic fungi, on the virulence of these fungi and on the importance of occupational factors. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PARASITIC DISEASES, SOUTH AMERICA), (*BLASTOMYCES, SOUTH AMERICA), ACTINOMYCES, NOCARDIA, BASIDIOMYCETES, TOXOPLASMA, PLANTS(BOTANY), SOILS, REPTILES, AMPHIBIANS, MAMMALS

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE