Showerheads and mycobacterial lung infections: Study describes correlation – Outbreak News Today

Researchers from the University of Colorado, Boulder have now shown that the regions in the United States where pathogenic mycobacteria are most prevalent in showerheads are the same regions where nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung infections are most common. The study, published in the journal, mBio, emphasizes the important role of showerheads in the transmission of …

Fonte: Showerheads and mycobacterial lung infections: Study describes correlation – Outbreak News Today

Global outbreak of severe Mycobacterium chimaera disease after cardiac surgery: a molecular epidemiological study – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

HCU contamination with M chimaera at the LivaNova factory seems a likely source forcardiothoracic surgery-related severe M chimaera infections diagnosed in Switzerland,Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, the USA, and Australia. Protective measures andheightened clinician awareness are essential to guarantee patient safety.

Fonte: Global outbreak of severe Mycobacterium chimaera disease after cardiac surgery: a molecular epidemiological study – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Anos atrás ocorreu no Brasil um surto de Mycobacterium abscessus relacionado à procedimentos estéticos e cirúrgicos. Sempre lembrando que essas espécies são muito difíceis de tratar.