Shower-borne Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

June 1, 2006

TheDenverChannel.com – Health – Showers May Be Giving Some Women Lung Infection
Doctors across the country are seeing an increase in a bacterial lung infection called non-tuberculous mycobacteria or NTM.

There are not enough studies out right now to show exactly how a person gets the infection but some doctors believe it is possible to get it from hot tubs or even by taking a shower.

It is a lung disease that doctors say starts from germs that reside in the water and soil. It is even possible to get it from hot, steamy showers.

One of the theories of NTM is that germs become air-born because of the mist from the hot water.

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