tubercle bacillus

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Related to tubercle bacillus: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, tuberculosis
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Synonyms for tubercle bacillus

cause of tuberculosis

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A: It is estimated that as much as 90 percent of the population may have harbored the tubercle bacillus at some time in their lives.
Koch correctly surmised that the tubercle bacillus was surrounded by a "special wall of unusual properties.
Doctors said they found matching DNA patterns from the tubercle bacillus in the first patient and the two other women suffering from the disease.
The TB bacterium also is known as the tubercle bacillus.
This essentially neutralizes the tubercle bacillus, so the person has what is referred to as an inert infection.
In 1882, Robert Koch discovered the tubercle bacillus, proving that tuberculosis was communicable.
tubercle bacillus, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella sp.