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From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-09-06 19:59:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Cryptococcus neoformans

sped103@a... wrote:
> Hello, This is my first post to this list. I was wondering if anyone knows
> any thing about this organism = Cryptococcus neoformans? It seems that one
> of our little girls had this organism in a lump located in her neck. Our vet
> said he had only read about 4 other cases and they were discovered at post
> mortem. He said it usually attacks the brain. I asked him if it was
> contagious? He told me that so little is known about it in ferrets, he
> couldn't say for sure. I have 9 others and sure don't want them catching it.
> I don't even know where anything like this could have come from. Any
> information on this organism would be quite helpful in my search.

I just looked it up in several online dictionaries. Most say it is a
fungus and that it usually comes from the soil. I think we need a
medical dictionary.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if you know date and place of every bullet hole in the car.