a natural focus of histoplasma capsulatum var. duboisii is a bat cave.the natural reservoir of histoplasma capsulatum var. duboisii, the etiological agent of histoplasmosis duboisii (african histoplasmosis) is not yet known. we report the isolation of h. capsulatum var. duboisii from soil admixed with bat guano and from the intestinal contents of a bat in a sandstone cave in a rural area, ogbunike in anambra state of nigeria. eight of 45 samples of soil admixed with bat guano yielded h. capsulatum var. duboisii. of the 35 bats belonging to the species nycteris his ...19947808510
natural infection of bats with leishmania in ethiopia.the leishmaniases, a group of diseases with a worldwide-distribution, are caused by different species of leishmania parasites. both cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis remain important public health problems in ethiopia. epidemiological cycles of these protozoans involve various sand fly (diptera: psychodidae) vectors and mammalian hosts, including humans. in recent years, leishmania infections in bats have been reported in the new world countries endemic to leishmaniasis. the aim of this study ...201526232657
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