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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2007 Apr;73(8):2762-4. Epub 2007 Feb 16.

Outbreak of an acute aflatoxicosis in Kenya in 2004: identification of the causal agent.

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University of Arizona, USDA-ARS, Department of Plant Sciences, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA.

Abstract

Maize contaminated with aflatoxins has been implicated in deadly epidemics in Kenya three times since 1981, but the fungi contaminating the maize with aflatoxins have not been characterized. Here we associate the S strain of Aspergillus flavus with lethal aflatoxicoses that took more than 125 lives in 2004.

PMID:
17308181
PMCID:
PMC1855601
DOI:
10.1128/AEM.02370-06
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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