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Title: Environmental Sources and Transmission of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
The field of environmental nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is benefiting from a new era of genomics that has catapulted our understanding of preferred niches, transmission, and outbreak investigations. The ability to forecast environmental features that promote or reduce environmental NTM prevalence will greatly improve with coordinated environmental sampling and by elevating the necessity for uniform disease notifications. Studies that synergize environmental biology, isolate notifications, and comparative genomics in prospective, longitudinal studies, particularly during climate changes and weather events, will be useful to solve longstanding NTM public health quandaries.  more » « less
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Clinics in Chest Medicine
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661 to 674
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National Science Foundation
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