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LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 689-690
Contamination of Cryptococcus spp. in bird dungs collected from public yard in Bangkok


1 Sanitation Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, China; University of Nis, Serbia; Joseph Ayobabalola University, Nigeria

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Date of Web Publication6-Sep-2014
 

How to cite this article:
Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Contamination of Cryptococcus spp. in bird dungs collected from public yard in Bangkok. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2013;6:689-90

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Contamination of Cryptococcus spp. in bird dungs collected from public yard in Bangkok. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Dec 15];6:689-90. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2013/6/6/689/140279
Dear Sir,

The zoonosis from bird is the present worldwide consideration. In fact, birds live around us and if there is no proper control of the bird, the new emerging diseases from bird can be expected. Apart from the present well-known bird flu virus, there are many diseases that the bird takes important role in disease transmission. An important disease is a fungal infection namely Cryptococcosis. [1] In this short report, the authors share the experience on survey of contamination of Cryptococcus spp. in bird dungs collected from public yard in Bangkok. The authors collected bird dungs from 13 public yards around Bangkok (20 samples from each yards) and sent it to the standard clinical microscopic laboratory for identification for the existence of Cryptococcus spp. in the samples. Of interest, the positive samples can be seen in all public yards. This report confirms the importance of public health concern for control of birds. In fact, the similar high rate of contamination of Cryptococcus spp. in bird dung was reported in many publications around the world. [2],[3] The health education is required for general population to raise awareness for avoidance bird and bird's dung contact.

 
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1.Rosario I, Acosta B, Colom MF. Pigeons and other birds as a reservoir for Cryptococcus spp. [Article in Spanish].Rev Iberoam Micol 2008;25:S13-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.Cermeño JR, Hernández I, Cabello I, Orellán Y, Cermeño JJ, Albornoz R, et al. Cryptococcus neoformans and Histoplasmacapsulatum in dove′s (Columbia livia) excreta in Bolívar state, Venezuela. Rev Latinoam Microbiol 2006;48:6-9.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.Chae HS, Park GN, Kim SH, Jo HJ, Kim JT, Jeoung HY, et al. Rapid direct identification of Cryptococcus neoformans from pigeon droppings by nested PCR using CNLAC1 gene. Poult Sci 2012;91:1983-9.  Back to cited text no. 3
    

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Correspondence Address:
Beuy Joob
Sanitation Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.140279

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