2 thoughts on “aspergillus / filamentous fungi

  1. Dear Monica, fantastic post. Thanks very much. Just to respond to some of your questions:
    – Does Aspergillius actually spray…anything? Yes! it spread hundreds of spores everywhere.
    – Does it produce fungi spores that release into the atmosphere? Yes, we all breath 1,000 and 10 billion mold spores on an average day.
    – Can I really refer to it as a bug? It is a real bug, is a pathogenic fungi with high mortality rates with the vulnerable population. Actually drug resistant Aspergillus has been classified in the watch list of the biggest threats by CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/biggest-threats.html) and World Health Organization (WHO) has put together a group of experts for developing a priority pathogens list for fungal infections of public health importance (https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240006355) Azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus and
    invasive Aspergillosis have been appointed by the experts already.
    Hope this is useful!

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