FUNGI: Penicillium notatum, Penicillium sp.

Penicillium notatum and some closely related species of penicillium are occasional causes of infections in man. Pulmonary, or lung, infections are rare, but it can infect the ear ond cornea. It has been identified as a contributing cause in some cases of Sick Building Syndrome. Penicillium notatum can produce penicillin, and some people are highly allergic to this antibiotic.
PATHOGENICITY
Type Non-communicable
Disease Symptom Respiratory irritation, allergic reactions
Point of Infection Upper Respiratory Tract, eyes, ears
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Peak Infectiousness NA
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EPIDEMIOLOGY
Secondary Infection Rate NA
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PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
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Size (microns) NA
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Optimum Growth Temperature 37 C
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