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Thread #59418 Message #1636816
Posted By: Rapparee
29-Dec-05 - 02:49 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Are you talking about the historical "disease" called leprosy, or Hansen's Disease? Mycobacterium leprae, according to the CDC, has not been grown in media but has been grown in mouse foot pads. And if you are talking about Hansen's Disease, do you mean the paucibacillary multibacillary type?
Historically, "leprosy" could have been any of several diseases, including tertiary syphillis.
What is obvious, however, is to be careful with mouse foot pads. Mouse pads, however, can generally just be wiped clean.