Latent tuberculosis in white mice
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Following intravenous injection of 0.000001 mg of tuberculosis bovine type culture with attenuated virulence, albino mice may become mycobacteria carriers for more than a year without developing the disease.
In the authors' opinion, this model latent tuberculosis infection affords a favorable opportunity for studying some problems of tuberculosis immunobiology, notably the factors either conducive or preventive to the development of the infection into the disease.
KeywordsPublic Health Tuberculosis Intravenous Injection Tuberculosis Infection Latent Tuberculosis
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