Outbreak of Trichophyton verrucosum in China Transmitted from Cows to Humans
Received: 08 September 2005 Accepted: 15 December 2005 DOI:
Cite this article as: Ming, P.X., Ti, Y.L.X. & Bulmer, G.S. Mycopathologia (2006) 161: 225. doi:10.1007/s11046-005-0223-y Abstract
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. Keywords cattle China human mycosis Trichophyton verrucosum Xinjiang References
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