Presence of Cryptococcus species in domestic chicken (Gallus Gallus) droppings and the possible risk it posed to humans in Kabigeriet Village, Nakuru Country, Kenya
Okemo, P. O.
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Objective: To isolate and identify Cryptococcus from domestic Chicken dropping. Design: cross sectional study. Setting: The study was conducted in Kabigeriet Village situated in South Western Kenya in the Rift Valley Province, Nakuru county and Olenguruone Division. Olenguruone is Approximately 282 km from Nairobi, Kenya. Subjects: Sixty four domestic chicken droppings were sampled in thirty two homesteads after obtaining the farmers consent. Results: Two species of Cryptococcus were isolated. Conclusion: Domestic chicken (Gallus gallus) harbor Pathogenic Cryptococcus in their dropping and their close proximity to human habitation poses a risk of AIDS to immunocompromised persons.