Escherichia Coli

By |2021-03-30T05:49:51+00:00March 9th, 2021|

Gram-negative; facultative anaerobic rod; enteric; ubiquitous in humans; presence in water considered indication of fecal contamination; reservoir; GI and female GU tracts; opportunistic pathogen.

Aspergillus niger

By |2021-03-09T08:36:46+00:00March 9th, 2021|

Mold; found in soil, natural debris, air handling systems, indoor and outdoor air; worldwide. Modes of Transmission: contact; trauma; inhalation; ingestion.

Aureobasidium Pullulans

By |2021-03-09T08:31:30+00:00March 9th, 2021|

Yeast-like mold; worldwide. Contact Common Infections: hypersensitivity pneumonitis or "humidifier lung" characterized by shortness of breath, cough, fever, chest infiltrates, and acute inflammatory reaction; catheter-related septicemia.

Chaetomium globosum

By |2021-03-09T08:28:57+00:00March 9th, 2021|

Mold; found in soil, air, plant debris; all types of climates from extremes of Himalayas to deserts. Modes of Transmission: contact. Common Infections: contaminant; cutaneous infections. brain abscesses, peritonitis.

Penicillium species

By |2021-03-09T08:26:18+00:00March 9th, 2021|

Mold (room temperature) and yeast (body temperature) phases; found in soil, plant material, indoor air; Southeast Asia and China; over 30 species. Modes of Transmission: contact; soil exposure; trauma; inhalation.

Candida albicans

By |2021-03-09T08:23:54+00:00March 9th, 2021|

Yeast; normal gastrointestinal, oral, skin flora; worldwide. Modes of Transmission: contact; endogenous. Common Infections: opportunistic; IV and central line infections; thrush; vaginitis; skin and nail infections; meningitis.

Dust Mites

By |2021-03-30T06:00:50+00:00March 8th, 2021|

Symptoms of Infestation: allergy symptoms: sneezing, runny nose, itchy/red, watery eyes, nasal congestion, itchy nose, itchy palate or throat, postnasal drip, cough, facial pressure, or pain.

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