Outbreaks of Non-tubercuous Mycobacterial Infection in the United States

The following chronology of nosocomial mycobacteriosis outbreaks in the United States is abstracted from Gideon www.GideonOnline.com and the Gideon e-book series. [1,2] Primary references available on request. 1987 – An outbreak (17 cases) of Mycobacterium chelonae otitis media was caused by contaminated water used by an ENT practice in Louisiana. 1988 – An outbreak (8 cases) of foot infections due to Mycobacterium chelonae subspecies abscessus infections were associated with a jet injector used in a podiatric office. 1989 to 1990 – An outbreak (16 cases) of sputum colonization by Mycobacterium fortuitum was reported among patients on an alcoholism rehabilitation ward in Washington, D.C. 1991 (publication year) – An outbreak (6 cases) of Mycobacterium fortuitum infection in Washington was associated with contaminated electromyography needles. 1995 to 1996 – An outbreak (87 cases) of postinjection abscesses due to Mycobacterium abscessus in several states was ascribed to an adrenal cortex extract. 1998 – An outbreak (6 cases) of Mycobacterium mucogenicum bacteremia among bone marrow transplant and oncology patients in Minnesota was related to contaminated water. 1999 – An outbreak (10 cases) of intra- and periarticular Mycobacterium abscessus infection in Texas was caused by contaminated benzalkonium chloride used for injection. 2000 to 2001 – An outbreak (110 cases) of skin infections due to Mycobacterium fortuitum was caused by...
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