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Table 3 Rapid growing (RGM) and slow growing mycobacteria (SGM) isolated from the environment in Uganda during September 2008 to January 2009.

From: Isolation of non-tuberculous mycobacteria from pastoral ecosystems of Uganda: Public Health significance

Category Mycobacterial species Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Total
RGM M. fortuitum-peregrinum complex 1 1 1 2 7 12
  M. parafortuitum      1 1
  M. vanbaaleni    1    1
  M. chubuense      1 1
Total RGM   1 1 2 2 9 15
SGM M. avium complex   2 1 5 6 14
  M. gordonae 1 4     5
  M. terrae     1   1
  M. arupense    1    1
  M. nonchromogenicum    5    5
  M. hiberniae      1 1
  M. engbaekii      2 2
  M. kubicae     2   2
  M. senuense    1    1
  M. simiae 1      1
Total SGM   2 6 8 8 9 33
Grand total   3 7 10 10 18 48
  1. Twenty percent of the samples were sampled each month.