POTENTIALLY PATHOGENIC FUNGI IN FINNISH EDUCATIONAL BUILDINGS

Maria A. Andersson, Laszlo Kredics, Orsolya Kedves, Tamás Marik, Heidi Salonen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionProfessional

Abstract

Invasive fungal infections may, as a result of the pandemic, represent an emerging global threat. In this study 220 indoor fungal strains from 11 public buildings were screened for pathogenic potential; 54 isolates were potentially pathogenic, 39 strains grew at pH >7 at 37oC, 15 strains did not grow at 37oC at pH>7 but were identified as species suspected as potential pathogens. Potentially pathogenic strains of Aspergillus sections Circumdati, Fumigati, Nigri, and Chaetomium-like isolates were found from 4 ordinary buildings and from 6 buildings connected to moisture problems. Pathogenic Asp. calidoustus, Paecilomyces, Trichoderma and Rhizopus strains were found only in the 6 problematic buildings. Viable airborne pathogenic fungi are a potential health hazard, when exposing vulnerable persons in quantities exceeding their resilience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSISÄILMASTOSEMINAARI 2022
PublisherSIY SISÄILMATIETO OY
Pages275-280
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-952-5236-53-8
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventSisäilmastoseminaari - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 15 Mar 202215 Mar 2022

Publication series

NameSisäilmayhdistys raportti
Number40
ISSN (Print)1237-1866

Conference

ConferenceSisäilmastoseminaari
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period15/03/202215/03/2022

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'POTENTIALLY PATHOGENIC FUNGI IN FINNISH EDUCATIONAL BUILDINGS'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this