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While it is rarely a problem for most healthy people, those with weakened immune systems, like the elderly, pregnant women or those who are fighting off other diseases, can be susceptible to infection.
They may develop lung infection with M. avium and experience symptoms including tiredness, a persistent, dry cough, shortness of breath and weakness, and generally feel unwell.
When the researchers swabbed and tested 50 shower heads from nine cities in seven different states in the US, including New York City and Denver, they found 30% of the devices posed a potential risk.
What do we do now to reduce the likelihood of lung disease? Stop showering or replace worldwide shower heads?
I can just imagine it, while most of the world is getting H1N1 vaccines, the rest is replacing their shower heads. What if I need both?