For germinated conidia susceptibility assay, freshly obtained conidial suspension was first allowed to incubate at 30 [degree]C for 8h (A fumigatus MTCC2550) and for lOh (T.
Therefore, MIC of cinnamaklehycle, eugenol and fluconazole was evaluated against A fumigatus MTCC2550 in the presence of sorbitol.
(2,3) Available treatment and preventive measures are not adequate, and morbidity and mortality rates associated with this infectious disease are high, especially with the emergence of resistant A fumigatus strains.
Active vaccination against A fumigatus might not produce an adequate immune response in immunocompromised patients.
An isolate of A fumigatus was obtained from the diagnostic microbiology laboratory at the American University of Beirut Medical Center and cultured on Sabouraud dextrose agar at 25[degrees]C for 3 days.
Mycologic examination of the 95 samples revealed the presence of 73 fungal isolates in 71 patients (two patients had mixed A fumigatus and C albicans infection) (table 2).
In our study, A fumigatus (41.4%) was the most common isolate, followed by A niger (36.9%).
We compared the development of aspergillosis in 8-month-old gyr-saker hybrid falcons and 8-month-old pigeons after a single intratracheal inoculation of different dosages of A fumigatus
conidia ([10.sup.7], [10.sup.5], and [10.sup.3]).