notification of nontuberculous mycobacteria: an australian queensland, australia, all cases of mycobacterial infection (tuberculosis [tb] and nontuberculous mycobacteria [ntm]) are notifiable under the queensland public health act (2005). this process originally emerged to avoid ntm confounding with notification of cases of tb, but has facilitated awareness of the increasing incidence and changing epidemiology of ntm. although initially not a public health priority, the notification process has facilitated research that has led to an appreciation of ...201728118021
identification of mycobacterium avium subsp avium in an alpaca with lesions resembling paratuberculosis. 200315086098
national atypical mycobacteria survey, 2000.infections with atypical mycobacteria in australia during 2000 occurred at a rate of 1.8 cases per 100,000 population. the main sites of disease were the respiratory tract, soft tissue, and the lymphatics. the mycobacterium avium complex was the most common group of mycobacteria isolated from respiratory, lymphatic sites, and blood. the rapidly growing mycobacteria, predominantly the m. fortuitum-m. abscessus-m. chelonae group were the most common soft tissue infections. atypical mycobacteria we ...200312926733
human health risks for legionella and mycobacterium avium complex (mac) from potable and non-potable uses of roof-harvested rainwater.a quantitative microbial risk assessment (qmra) of opportunistic pathogens legionella pneumophila (lp) and mycobacterium avium complex (mac) was undertaken for various uses of roof-harvested rainwater (rhrw) reported in queensland, australia to identify appropriate usages and guide risk management practices. risks from inhalation of aerosols due to showering, swimming in pools topped up with rhrw, use of a garden hose, car washing, and toilet flushing with rhrw were considered for lp while both ...201728500949
changing epidemiology of pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacteria infections.nontuberculous mycobacteria (ntm) disease is a notifiable condition in queensland, australia. mycobacterial isolates that require species identification are forwarded to the queensland mycobacterial reference laboratory, providing a central opportunity to capture statewide data on the epidemiology of ntm disease. we compared isolates obtained in 1999 and 2005 and used data from the queensland notification scheme to report the clinical relevance of these isolates. the incidence of notified cases ...201020875283
gastroesophageal reflux disease, acid suppression, and mycobacterium avium complex pulmonary disease.weekly symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) occur in 20% of the population, and gerd has been implicated in the pathophysiology of many respiratory diseases. microaspiration of contaminated water is a potential portal of entry for mycobacterium avium complex (mac) organisms into the respiratory tract, and acid-suppression therapy may enhance the survival of mycobacteria in the stomach. this study aimed to assess the prevalence of gerd, swallowing disorders, reflux symptoms, and aci ...200717426224
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