Aspergillus flavus

Aspergillus flavus is the second most common Aspergillus species responsible for causing aspergillosis in birds. It is the number one Aspergillus species associated with the production of carcinogenic aflatoxins in agricultural commodities such as maize. This fungus occurs naturally on crops, and produces toxic aflatoxins which may contaminate food sources.

Hosts

  • humans
  • cows
  • dolphins
  • birds
  • horses