, Volume 161, Issue 4, pp 225-228

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Outbreak of Trichophyton verrucosum in China Transmitted from Cows to Humans

  • Pu Xiong MingAffiliated withXinjiang Provincial Hospital
  • , Yi Li Xia TiAffiliated withXinjiang Provincial Hospital
  • , Glenn S. BulmerAffiliated withXinjiang Provincial Hospital Email author 

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Twenty percent of 1000 dairy cows were infected with Trichophyton verrucosum in a newly established dairy farm in western China. The disease was transmitted to 30 of 100 animal workers. The source of the outbreak is unknown but it is suspected that naïve cattle which were transported from Holland to China became infected after they arrived in Xinjiang province (West China) where the fungus is endemic in nature, prepuberty school children and various livestock.


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