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

II. Survey of Chiropteran Habitats

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A wide variety of bat habitats was surveyed for the presence of Histoplasma capsulatum and other human pathogenic fungi. H. capsulatum was recovered from 9 tree hollows. Four isolates of Allescheria boydii and 7 of Microsporum gypseum were obtained from similar arboreal sites.

The significance of these findings is discussed.

Author Notes

Communicable Disease Center, U. S. Public Health Service, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Atlanta, Ga.

Royal Victoria Institute Museum, and Trinidad Regional Virus Laboratory, Port of Spain, Trinidad, B. W. I.