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Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM)

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are opportunistic pathogens that can be found in soil, dust, and water. NTM can cause infections that are difficult to diagnose and treat. Healthcare-associated NTM outbreaks have been associated with medical devices, cosmetic procedures, dental procedures, contaminated parenteral medications, and other exposures.

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CORHA Principles and Practices for Outbreak Response

CORHA

The CORHA Principles and Practices for Outbreak Response: HAI/AR Pathogens is intended as a comprehensive reference containing information specific to HAI/AR outbreak detection, reporting, investigation and control. The document...… Read More »

Nontuberculous mycobacteria: Recommended Practices for Healthcare Outbreak Response

CORHA

CORHA’s recommendations outlines the thresholds and outbreak definition of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM), mycobacteria other than Mycobacterium tuberculosis or M. leprae. Contents include recommended practices for healthcare outbreak response from outbreak...… Read More »

CORHA HAI-AR Outbreak Investigation and Response Tracking System

CORHA

What is this? The following materials were developed to help health departments and large healthcare systems manage information related to investigations of possible HAI-AR outbreaks involving healthcare delivery. The...… Read More »
Disclaimer: The positions and views expressed in these materials do not necessarily represent the official positions of CORHA’s member organizations.