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Absidia corymbifera

Absidia corymbifera is found worldwide in soil and decaying organic matter (plant material/compost). In indoor environments, it has been isolated from carpet and mattress dust, potted plant soil and bird droppings.

Heath Effects Associated With Absidia corymbifera

Absidia corymbifera poses an inhalation and deep skin (dermal) inoculation health risks especially to individuals with weak immune systems. It also poses a health risk related to major barrier breaks such as corneal perforation, major surgery, peritoneal or venous catheter presence, and injection drug use. A. corymbifera has been reported to cause invasive infections in AIDS patients and is also often associated with mycotic abortion in animals.
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Dr Jackson Kung'u
Dr. Jackson Kung’u is a Microbiologist who has specialized in the field of mycology (the study of moulds and yeasts). He is a member of the Mycological Society of America. He graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, with a Masters degree in Fungal Technology and a PhD in Microbiology. He has published several research papers in international scientific journals. Jackson has analyzed thousands of mould samples from across Canada. He also regularly teaches a course on how to recognize mould, perform effective sampling and interpret laboratory results. Jackson provides how-to advice on mould and bacteria issues. Get more information about indoor mould and bacteria at www.drjacksonkungu.com.
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