Mycobacterium avium complex--the role of potable water in disease transmission.

  title={Mycobacterium avium complex--the role of potable water in disease transmission.},
  author={John W Edwards and Alexandra R Keegan and Steven Giglio and Richard H. Bentham},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  volume={113 2},
Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is a group of opportunistic pathogens of major public health concern. It is responsible for a wide spectrum of disease dependent on subspecies, route of infection and patients pre-existing conditions. Presently, there is limited research on the incidence of MAC infection that considers both pulmonary and other clinical manifestations. MAC has been isolated from various terrestrial and aquatic environments including natural waters, engineered water systems and… CONTINUE READING
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