Environmental swab: Stachybotrys species – Shipped January 15, 2018 –
This challenge was sent as a simulated environmental swab. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Stachybotrys species.
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from MY1801-3
- Stachybotrys produces mycotoxins that are potentially harmful to animals and humans.
- It is the most commonly cited fungus in the literature, concerning “sick building syndrome” and in “toxic mould” cases.