Aspergillus and aspergilloses in wild and domestic animals: a global health concern with parallels to human disease

Seyedmojtaba Seyedmousavi, Jacques Guillot, Pascal Arné, G Sybren de Hoog, Johan W Mouton, Willem J G Melchers, Paul E Verweij

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    Abstract

    The importance of aspergillosis in humans and various animal species has increased over the last decades. Aspergillus species are found worldwide in humans and in almost all domestic animals and birds as well as in many wild species, causing a wide range of diseases from localized infections to fatal disseminated diseases, as well as allergic responses to inhaled conidia. Some prevalent forms of animal aspergillosis are invasive fatal infections in sea fan corals, stonebrood mummification in honey bees, pulmonary and air sac infection in birds, mycotic abortion and mammary gland infections in cattle, guttural pouch mycoses in horses, sinonasal infections in dogs and cats, and invasive pulmonary and cerebral infections in marine mammals and nonhuman primates. This article represents a comprehensive overview of the most common infections reported by Aspergillus species and the corresponding diseases in various types of animals.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)765-97
    Number of pages33
    JournalMedical Mycology
    Volume53
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2015

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