Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to site content
CDC Home

Volume 17, Number 3—March 2011


Nontuberculous Mycobacteria from Household Plumbing of Patients with Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Disease

Joseph O. FalkinhamComments to Author 
Author affiliation: Author affiliation: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

Main Article

Table 2

Influence of water heater temperature on presence of NTM in samples from household plumbing of patients with NTM infection, 2007–2009*

Characteristic No. households
NTM positive NTM negative Total
Water heater temperature
<125°F (<50°C) 17 3 20
>130°F (>55°C)
Total no. households 23 12 35

*NTM, nontuberculous mycobacteria.

Main Article

Top of Page The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO