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Volume 27, Number 11—November 2021

Population Genomics and Inference of Mycobacterium avium Complex Clusters in Cystic Fibrosis Care Centers, United States

Nabeeh A. Hasan1Comments to Author , Rebecca M. Davidson1, L. Elaine Epperson, Sara M. Kammlade, Sean Beagle, Adrah R. Levin, Vinicius Calado de Moura, Joshua J. Hunkins, Natalia Weakly, Scott D. Sagel, Stacey L. Martiniano, Max Salfinger, Charles L. Daley, Jerry A. Nick, and Michael Strong
Author affiliations: National Jewish Health, Denver, Colorado, USA (N.A. Hasan, R.M. Davidson, L.E. Epperson, S.M. Kammlade, S. Beagle, A.R. Levin, V. Calado de Moura, J.J. Hunkins, N. Weakly, C.L. Daley, J.A. Nick, M. Strong); University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado, USA (S.D. Sagel, S.L. Martiniano); University of South Florida College of Public Health and Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida, USA (M. Salfinger)

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Table 2

Persons with CF with genetically similar MAC isolates compared with publicly available non-CF isolates collected from environmental, clinical, and zoonotic sources in a study of MAC clusters in CF centers, United States*

Taxon No. (%)
Environmental Non-CF clinical Zoonotic Total similar CF patients
MAV 4/93 (5) 9/93 (12) 3/93 (3) 11/93 (12)
MCHIM 0/38 (21) 28/38 (61) 0/38 (0) 28/38 (74)
0/66 (0)
14/66 (24)
3/66 (5)
14/66 (21)
Total 52/186 (28)

*Some patients have isolates that match to an isolate (or isolates) in >1 category. CF, cystic fibrosis; MAC, Mycobacterium avium complex; MAV, M. avium; MCHIM, M. intracellulare subsp. chimaera; MINT, M. intracellulare subsp. intracellulare.

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1These first authors contributed equally to this article.

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