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Influence of Climate Variables on the Rising Incidence of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) Infections in Queensland, Australia 2001-2016

Thomson, R.; Furuya-Kanamori, Luis; Coffey, Cushla; Bell, S.; Knibbs, Luke; Lau, Colleen


Reports from different countries indicate a rising incidence of NTM pulmonary disease. Many infectious diseases have seasonal variation in incidence and major weather events and climate change have been implicated in disease emergence and outbreaks. The aim of this study was to describe the incidence of NTM infection in Queensland, Australia over a 16 year period and to explore the relationship between climate variables and NTM notifications.Methods: NTM data were obtained from the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-05
Type: Conference poster
Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
DOI: 10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2019.199.1_MeetingAbstracts.A2043


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