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A spatial epidemiological analysis of nontuberculous mycobacterial infections in Queensland, Australia

Chou, Michael P; Clements, Archie CA; Thomson, Rachel M


BACKGROUND The epidemiology of infections with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has been changing and the incidence has been increasing in some settings. The main route of transmission to humans is considered to be from the environment. We aimed to describe spatial clusters of cases of NTM infections and to identify associated climatic, environmental and socio-economic variables. METHODS NTM data were obtained from the Queensland Mycobacterial Reference Laboratory for the period 2001-2011. A...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-14-279


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