Isolation of Histoplasma Capsulatum from Bats of El Salvador

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  • U. S. Army Medical Research Unit, component of the Middle America Research Unit, Box 2011, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone


Histoplasma capsulatum was recovered from organs and fecal contents of 10 Artibeus jamaicensis and 1 Phyllostomus discolor trapped in El Salvador. These recoveries establish the existence of natural infection in bats outside the Isthmus of Panama.

Author Notes

International Research Associate, USPHS.