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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 3

Influence of water source 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 source
Public or private piped 19 8 27
Total no. households 24 15 39

*Two households received water from a piped system and a well. NTM, nontuberculous mycobacteria.

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