Presence and persistence of Mycobacterium avium and other nontuberculous mycobacteria in animal tissues and derived foods: a review.

@article{KlanicovaZalewska2014PresenceAP,
  title={Presence and persistence of Mycobacterium avium and other nontuberculous mycobacteria in animal tissues and derived foods: a review.},
  author={B Klanicova-Zalewska and Iva Slana},
  journal={Meat science},
  year={2014},
  volume={98 4},
  pages={835-41}
}
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous, potentially pathogenic organisms that have been isolated from a variety of environmental sources. NTM have been isolated from various kinds of food and many studies support the hypothesis that food, especially raw or partially cooked products, plays a role as a source of NTM for humans. Animals with disseminated infection have been diagnosed with NTM not only in the gastro-intestinal tract and intestinal lymph nodes, but also in tissues like… CONTINUE READING

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