descriptive analysis of the prevalence and the molecular epidemiology of mycobacterium avium complex-infected pigs that were slaughtered on the main island of okinawa.recent genetic studies have revealed that several epidemiological factors affect mycobacterium avium complex (mac) infection in pig populations. however, mechanisms underlying the spread of mac infection among hog farms have not been clarified. in consideration of this situation, we cross-sectionally investigated the mechanisms underlying the spread of mac on the island of okinawa. pigs slaughtered (n=706,763) and 331 hog farms on okinawa were surveyed during the years 2002-2004. two outbreaks o ...201019443033
causative species of nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease and comparative investigation on clinical features of mycobacterium abscessus complex disease: a retrospective analysis for two major hospitals in a subtropical region of japan.nontuberculous mycobacteria (ntm) lung disease is increasing globally. although the etiological epidemiology of ntm is different across regions, mycobacterium avium complex (mac) is the leading cause of ntm lung disease in most countries, including mainland japan. okinawa is located in the southernmost region of japan and is the only prefecture categorized as a subtropical region in japan, it is therefore likely the etiological epidemiology of ntm lung disease is different from mainland japan. f ...201729059250
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