What is Mucor SP?

Mucor sp. is a plant fungus that is most often found on decaying fruits and vegetables, as well as the soil and litter around these dying plants.

About Mucor SP

Mucor sp. is part of the infectious group known as zygomycosis, which can cause a wide range of symptoms, illnesses, and conditions. Likewise, there are many different strains within this family of fungi, which means it can cause a very wide range of diseases in humans as well as some animals.

As an infectious substance, mucor sp pathogens are highly common and can be highly contagious, or at least transferred with some ease.  It can be caught by the inhalation or ingestion of spores, contamination during surgery, transmitted through open wounds, sores, or burns, and through the ears, nose, nails, eyes, and mouth.

Symptoms of Diseases Caused by Mucor SP

As a zygomycosis, mucor sp. has a range of symptoms that can be seen in adults with an infection of the fungus. This includes:

  • Renal infections
  • Gastritis
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Swollen sinuses
  • Nasal discharge
  • Eye swelling or discharge
  • Pain or tenderness in the facial area
  • Coughing
  • Congestion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea and vomiting

While the spores of mucor sp. are contagious and can spread easily, most  humans are able to handle infections with some ease. However, for immunocompromised individuals, or those with other underlying conditions like pulmonary issues, mucor sp. can not only be dangerous, but it can also be deadly.

It is important to take crucial steps towards eliminating the potential spread of spores from person to person at home and in the workplace.

How You Can Treat Mucor SP

Because some mucor sp. fungal infections can be extremely hazardous and dangerous to the health of many individuals, seeking treatment or consultation from a doctor is an important step towards protecting yourself and others. Typically, it can be treated with antifungal medications either through IV, topicals, or orals. It largely depends on the type of infection an individual has.

How Alliance Enviro-Tech Can Help

Alliance Enviro-Tech can disinfect both residential and commercial spaces thoroughly.

Our Path-Guard®  system can kill Mucor SP in under 5 minutes, giving you peace of mind to know your property is safe for everyone living or working there.

For more information, contact us to find out how we can help keep your property safe and clean.