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Tuberculosis And The Tubercle Bacillus

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Published by ASM Press .
Written in English


  • Infectious & contagious diseases,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Microbiology,
  • Infectious Diseases,
  • immunology,
  • Science,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine,
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis,
  • Tuberculosis,
  • Life Sciences - Biology - Microbiology

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Edition Notes

ContributionsStewart T. Cole (Editor), Kathleen Davis Eisenach (Editor), David N. McMurray (Editor), Willam R., Jr. Jacobs (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages284
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8575120M
ISBN 101555812953
ISBN 109781555812959

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Get this from a library! Tuberculosis and the tubercle bacillus. [William R Jacobs, Jr;] -- One third of the world's population is infected with tuberculosis (TB), with about 10 million new cases annually. To combat TB and its agent, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the World Health Organization. The course of tuberculosis. The tubercle bacillus is a small, rod-shaped bacterium that is extremely hardy; it can survive for months in a state of dryness and can also resist the action of mild disinfectants. Infection spreads primarily by the respiratory route directly from an infected person who discharges live bacilli into the air. Minute. Jun 19,  · The first edition of this exceptional book was published in The second edition is an extraordinary effort to update the first edition through identification, critical examination, and condensing of a huge body of tuberculosis-related research into a single volume, albeit a large David Griffith. Tuberculosis and the Tubercle Bacillus has many contributors; chapters are provided by experts in many areas of TB research to bring together a comprehensive .

Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Tubercle bacillus definition is - a bacterium (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) that is a major cause of tuberculosis. The tubercle bacillus is shaped like a rod. It is made visible under the microscope by special staining methods. The tubercle bacillus is resistant and can live for a long time outside the body, especially in damp and dark places. There are four types of Bacillus tuberculosis: human, bovine, avian, and piscine. The tubercle bacillus enters the. May 15,  · This book will not likely replace any of the currently available sources on tuberculosis: many of those published in the last decade have served well and some are in second editions. Rather, Tuberculosis and the Tubercle Bacillus will add depth to the reader's knowledge base and insights for following future Germaine Jacquette.

The tubercle bacillus can live for a considerable period of time in air or dust. The most common means of acquiring the disease is by inhalation of respiratory droplets. Course of the Disease Tuberculosis of the lungs usually results in no or minimal symptoms in its early stages. Aug 01,  · Tuberculosis and the Tubercle Bacillus has many contributors; chapters are provided by experts in many areas of TB research to bring together a comprehensive update of research development in the past decade. A Waxy Tale, by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Laurent Kremer and Gurdyal S. Besra VIII. Metabolism. General Metabolism and Biochemical Pathways of Tubercle Bacilli, Paul R. Wheeler and John S. Blanchard Iron Metabolism in the Tubercle Bacillus and Other Mycobacteria, Luis E. N. Quadri and Colin Ratledge Price: $ M. tuberculosis, then known as the "tubercle bacillus", was first described on 24 March by Robert Koch, who subsequently received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for this discovery in ; the bacterium is also known as "Koch's bacillus". Tuberculosis has existed throughout history, but the name has changed frequently over Bacteria.