Published in AIDS Weekly, May 26th, 1997
"Five healthy people developed respiratory illnesses characterized by bronchitis, fever, and 'flu-like' symptoms after using a hot tub," researcher John Embil and colleagues wrote ("Pulmonary Illness Associated with Exposure to Mycobacterium avium Complex in Hot Tub Water," Chest, March 1997;111(3):813-816). "Acute exacerbations of their illness developed within hours of heavy use of the hot tubs."
The role of M. avium complex in lung disease is poorly understood. The organism is opportunistic and infects healthy...
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