Fungi-cide

27 06 2008

Aspergillus is a very common fungus. So this report of a death in an otherwise healthy British man caused by inhaling the spores during gardening is a little unusual.

Aspergillosis is a threat to immunocompromised people (AIDS patients, transplant receivers on immunosuppressants etc.). However, aside from a smoking habit, this man didn’t have any significant risk indicators

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