Little-known, chronic disease poses a serious risk for northern residents
More and more people are becoming very ill, with a little-known, serious chronic disease nontuberculous mycobacterium.
Bacteria that cause the disease are everywhere, in the soil, water, water tanks, house dust and so on. These bacteria grow faster in northern Australia.
Women in their 60s and early 70s are those most at risk.
Trends over recent decades, suggest infection will double over the next seven years.
With the baby boomers now reaching this age, the rate of infection may increase faster.
It is suggested, there are between 5000 and 10,000 people living with NTM in Australia now.
A small group of three people, who want to make a difference, need your help to improve the treatment of NTM in Australia.
It is possible to make a difference.
Call me on 9409 4565 to learn more about us and what can be done.