Special Issue "Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria: Emerging Diseases and Health Impacts"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Roger Pickup

Associate Dean for Research Faculty of Health and Medicine Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YQ UK
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Interests: Environment and human health with a special interest in molecular microbial ecology/environmental microbiology; non-tuberculous mycobacteria and their environmental routes for human exposure; antibiotic resistance in the natural and hospital environments; gene transfer in the environment and the relationship between health and diversity of bacteria in bird guts and in between those involved in bee nutrition

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous in the environment and have been identified repeatedly from the soil and municipal and other water supplies by using both molecular and traditional methods. NTM are important environmental pathogens that can cause a broad spectrum of diseases. The number of infections that can be associated with specific species, as well as the number of new species that are etiological agents, has increased due to the development of new diagnostic tools. The incidence of pulmonary NTM infection and disease, as well as the prevalence of Buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans), is increasing. In addition, the M. avium complex is implicated in a wide number of diseases. This Issue will explore the environmental distribution, detection, and health impact of NTM.

Prof. Dr. Roger Pickup
Guest Editor

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