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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

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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.

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