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Volume 21, Number 11—November 2015

Climatic Influences on Cryptococcus gattii Populations, Vancouver Island, Canada, 2002–2004

Christopher K. UejioComments to Author , Sunny Mak, Arie Manangan, George Luber, and Karen H. Bartlett
Author affiliations: Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA (C.K. Uejio); British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (S. Mak); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A. Manangan, G. Luber); The University of British Columbia, Vancouver (K.H. Bartlett)

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Table 2

Mean Cryptococcus gattii concentrations for soil and air samples or proportion of positive tree swab samples, Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada, 2002–2004*

Medium Level Mean C. gattii concentration†
Parksville Duncan Courtenay Errington LQFP Nanaimo Victoria Other
Soil, CFU (no. samples) Plot 2,006 (49) 80,139 (18) 1,635 (28)
Soil, CFU (no. samples) Area 572 (12) 56 (43) 556 (17) 4 (14) 0 (7) 0 (6) 0 (18)
Air, CFU (no. samples) Plot 100 (113) 202 (38) 2 (34)
Tree, % (no. samples) Plot 26 (57) 95 (21) 60 (15) 50 (22)
Tree, %, (no. samples) Area 55 (55) 10 (42) 15 (34) 13 (9) 0 (4) 5 (110)

*LQFP, Little Qualicum Falls Park.
†Blank cells indicate areas not included in the analysis. Dashes (–) indicate study areas with a small sample size that were lumped into the column entitled “other.” This information is reported for the plot and area analysis levels.

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