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Table 6 Seasonal differences in mycobacteria isolated from deer

From: Isolation of mycobacteria from clinical samples collected in the United States from 2004 to 2011

Isolate Total Wintera Springb Summerc Falld
No. Submissions 3697 1565 550 588 994
Mycobacterium bovis 35 11 13 2 9
Mycobacterium avium complex 29 13 3 3 10
Unable to Speciate 20 10 5 3 2
Mycobacterium terrae complex 14 1   6 7
Mycobacterium terrae 11    8 3
Mycobacterium fortuitum 10 2 2 5 1
Mycobacterium abscessus 7 1   3 3
Mycobacterium fortuitum complex 6 2 1 1 2
Mycobacterium smegmatis 5 1 1   3
Mycobacterium nonchromogenicum 2 2    
Mycobacterium asiaticum 2     2
Mycobacterium scrofulaceum 1     1
Mycobacterium triviale 1    1  
Mycobacterium kubicae 1 1    
Mycobacterium kansasii 1 1    
Mycobacterium alvei 1     1
Mycobacterium gastri 1     1
Mycobacterium shimoidei 1   1   
Mycobacterium engbackii 1    1  
Mycobacterium pulveris 1 1    
Mycobacterium septicum 1     1
  1. aDecember, January, February bMarch, April, May cJune, July, August dSeptember, October, November.