Help with Penicillium
Stephen P. Bentivenga
invam at WVNVM.WVNET.EDU
Mon Aug 5 12:49:30 EST 1996
Mycologists: I received the following request for help. Unfortunately, it
is a bit out of my area. Could someone with more expertise than me please
respond directly to the question?
Thanks for any help.
- Steve Bentivenga
>X-Sender: bayesw at naneum.eburg.com
>Date: Sat, 3 Aug 1996 14:35:47 -0700
>To: invam at wvnvm.wvnet.edu
>From: bayesw at eburg.com (William Bayes)
>I am sending this email in hopes that someone may be of assistance in
>sending me information and/or where I might find information on Penicillium
>notatum (P. chryrogenum) - specifically as it may play a role as a pathogen
>in human beings.
>The reason that I am requesting this information is that the school
>building in which I teach has been under major remodeling during the past
>two years. During this time much of the interior was subjected to a great
>deal of water damage. Staff and students became and continue to be ill.
>Mold has been found growing on computer mouse pads. Also, in some
>individuals, the antibodies for Penicillium notatum was found in blood
>samples. Therefore, I consider this search for information to be of no
>small importance and the results would possibly be beneficial to a great
>many people. The local and state health departments, I'm afraid, have not
>been able to be of much help.
>Any assistance that you may give in this matter would be greatly
>appreciated by all.
>Thank you for your time.
>William K. Bayes
>1003 Mt. View
>Ellensburg, Washington 98926 USA
>Email: bayesw at eburg.com
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