German researcher Friedrich Freidmann reported isolation of this pathogen from the lung tissues of sea turtles (Chelona corticata) in 1903, referring to it as the turtle tubercle bacillus.
What does TB stand for?
TB stands for Tubercle Bacillus (tuberculosis)
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The disease is also called TB for tubercle bacillus, another name for the rod-shaped bacterium that causes the disease.
In: Tubercle bacillus and laboratory methods in tuberculosis, London: E & S.
His discovery of the tubercle bacillus was a starting point for a worldwide campaign against an age-old scourge of the human race.
8 Kyodo Ibaraki health officials said Tuesday 22 women attending a vocational school in southern Ibaraki have been infected with the tubercle bacillus and three of them have developed symptoms of tuberculosis.
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.