isolation, identification and molecular typing of cryptococcus neoformans from pigeon droppings and other environmental sources in tripoli, libya.cryptococcus neoformans and c. gattii are the major cause of fungal meningitis, a potentially lethal mycosis. since pigeon excreta and other environmental sources can be considered a significant environmental reservoir of this species in urban areas, 100 samples of pigeon excreta and 420 samples from eucalyptus camaldulensis and olea europaea (olive tree) around the city of tripoli, libya, were collected. c. neoformans was isolated and identified using standard biochemical assays from 46 samples ...201626943725
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