More than 140 species of Mycobacterium have been identified globally, and most Mycobacterium species are environmental opportunistic pathogens called Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) which occur in water (including drinking water distribution systems), soils and dusts and can lead to disease affecting the lungs, skin and soft tissues. NTM is of increasing concern globally, especially in healthcare institutions.
Waterborne Opportunistic Pathogens
- Learn the basics of Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) and about their epidemiology
- Understand the risk factors for NTM infections
- Recognize the characteristics unique to NTM
- Understand why NTM proliferate in plumbing systems
- Identify how to reduce NTM risk in plumbing systems, especially in healthcare
Speaker: Joseph O. Falkinham III, Ph.D.
Chair: Dr. Mike Weinbren
Would you like to learn more about non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) retention in water distribution systems with Pall point-of-use water filters? Visit the webpage and download the free brochure: https://go.pall.com/ntm.