Metal in Source Water Tied to NTM Infection in Patients in Colorado

Metal in Source Water Tied to NTM Infection in Patients in Colorado

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Metal in Source Water Tied to NTM Infection in Patients in Colorado

Source water levels of a metal called molybdenum is a significant environmental risk factor for nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection among people in Colorado with cystic fibrosis (CF), a database study focused on that state reported. NTM infection, caused by Mycobacterium abscessus (M. abscessus), is a difficult-to-treat bacterial infection, and preventative measures should be promoted, its scientists wrote. The likelihood of infection, for instance, was found to be highest in counties along major rivers. The study,…

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