FUNGUS SPECIES SUMMARY PAGE

Aspergillus fumigatus:

Summary Information
Taxonomic Classification Living Organisms / Mycetae - Fungi / Ascomycota / Aspergillus / Species:

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Alternative Names --
Systems affected Causes systemic disease involving a variety of systems; particularly the respiratory system, although disseminated infections frequently involving the kidney and central nervous system occur in most species. (B88)
Notes More detailed information for fungi on general characteristics is available at genus level (Aspergillus)

Widely distributed throughout the environment. Can become dominant over other microbes in fermented plant material (e.g. hay, silage, compost). Disease has been recorded in a wide variety of species. (B88)

Associated Waterfowl Diseases Aspergillosis (Brooder pneumonia, Pseudotuberculosis, "Asper" mycosis, Mycotic pneumonia.) Waterfowl Disease Summary Aspergillosis is an infectious but not contagious fungal infection (mycotic disease), primarily of the respiratory tract, relatively common in captive waterfowl and also seen in wild birds. Cases may occur as outbreaks or in individual birds. Disease in individuals is most commonly seen in stressed birds with decreased immune function, but may also result from overwhelming challenge, as is seen in outbreaks.
Waterfowl in which the DISEASE has been recorded (NOT necessarily this specific organism)

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