C. gattii cryptococcosis Statistics
C. gattii cryptococcosis is considered to be an emerging infection in the United States and is very rare. Approximately 100 infections were documented in the U.S. between 2004 and 2011, almost all of which came from Oregon and Washington.
C. gattii infections are under public health surveillance, and have been reportable in Oregon and Washington since autumn of 2011. This means that healthcare providers and laboratories in these states are required to collect certain information on each case, and report this information to the appropriate local or state public health authority.