I have assembled bibliographies of Cryptococcal literature relevant to:
- PNG here – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/collections/58897830/?msg=publicURL
- Cambodia – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/collections/58897847/?msg=publicURL
Two PNG PhD theses of relevance date from the 1990s – summaries here – the authors published several papers that are within the collection above:
- Cryptococcus neoformans varieties thesis – Ian Laurenson 1998 PNG
- Cryptococcus Thesis abstract – Andrew Seaton PNG 1996
Rapid testing of serum and CSF using the current ICT card tests is a reliable diagnostic measure for both C. neoformans and C. gattii. See also – https://idmic.net/2016/04/02/saving-lives-by-routine-cryptococcal-antigen-screening-and-pre-emptive-fluconazole-in-patients-with-advanced-hiv/
I have not located literature relevant to other Western Pacific Nations. Please let me know if anything is located.