Detection of Histoplasma Capsulatum in Domestic Chicken Droppings in Olenguruone, Nakuru County

  • Kemoi Edson Kipyegon ITROMID, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (J.K.U.A.T) Nairobi, Kenya. School of Science and Technology, University of Kabianga, Kericho, Kenya
  • Stanslaus Kiilu Musyoki School of Health Sciences, Kisii University, Kisii, Kenya
  • Stephen Mwaura Kariuki ITROMID, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (J.K.U.A.T) Nairobi, Kenya Medical School, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Mount Kenya University, Eldoret, Kenya

Abstract

Histoplasmosis is a serious community acquired fungal infection among immunocompetent and immunocompromised individuals. Chicken droppings were evaluated for the presence of Histoplasma capsulatum, by culturing in Blood agar, SABHI and SDA agar at 25°C and 37°C. Exoantigen were used for confirmation. Two Histoplasma capsulatum were isolated in this study. The study found that Chicken droppings harbor Histoplasma species.

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Published
2017-05-31
How to Cite
Kipyegon, K. E., Musyoki, S. K., & Kariuki, S. M. (2017). Detection of Histoplasma Capsulatum in Domestic Chicken Droppings in Olenguruone, Nakuru County. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 13(15), 119. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2017.v13n15p119

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