Twelve Days of Waterborne Diseases: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nontuberculous_mycobacteria Tuberculosis is not the only mycobacteria that can infect humans. While nontuberculous mycobacteria are common in soil and water, they are not as likely to infect someone as Mycobacterium tuberculosis is. However, to the elderly and immunocompromised these bacteria can be cause for concern. Nontuberculous mycobacteria form biofilms, allowing them to survive in potable…