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C. gattii Infection

Case Reporting

C. gattii infection is reportable in some states. Healthcare providers, please click here for more information about how to report cases.

Cryptococcus gattii is a fungus that lives in the environment in many tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world as well as British Columbia and the U.S. Pacific Northwest. C. gattii cryptococcosis is a rare infection that people can get after breathing in the microscopic fungus. The infection can affect the lungs, central nervous system, or both.

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