Pathogens

Aspergillus spp.
(fungus)

Mould fungi
Top growth: on their top end, mould fungi grow filaments.

The Aspergillus mould genus comprises spore-bearing sac fungi belonging to the Trichocomaceae family.

Some of the moulds of this genus are pathogenic to humans (e.g. Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus brasiliensis, Aspergillus terreus, Aspergillus nidulans or Aspergillus versicolor). The following diseases may occur: pulmonary aspergilloma, Aspergillus pneumonia, or development of bronchial asthma.

In recent years, increasing resistance to antifungal drugs such as Fluconazole has been observed.

Transmission occurs by inhaling the conidia (spores), but not directly from human to human.

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