Occurrence of Histoplasma Capsulatum on the Island of Trinidad, B. W. I.

I. Survey of Steatornis Caripensis (Oil Bird) Habitats

Summary

The existence of Histoplasma capsulatum on the island of Trinidad has been established for the first time. This fungus was recovered from 4 of 24 soil specimens collected in oil bird (Steatornis caripensis) caves and from 2 soils collected in a bat cave.

The significance of these findings was discussed.

Author Notes

Communicable Disease Center, U. S. Public Health Service, Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Atlanta, Georgia.

Field Station, N. Y. Zoological Society, Simla, Arima Valley, Trinidad, B. W. I.

Trinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, Port of Spain, Trinidad, B. W. I.

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