bacillary dysentery

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Noun1.bacillary dysentery - an acute infection of the intestine by shigella bacteriabacillary dysentery - an acute infection of the intestine by shigella bacteria; characterized by diarrhea and fever and abdominal pains
dysentery - an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea

bac·il·la·ry dys·en·ter·y

n. infección del colon causada por microorganismos.
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freundii and B. anthracis showed its ability to reduce As(V) into As(III) 78%, 70%, and 84%, respectively.
"B. anthracis leads a much more complicated life than we had ever known," said Raymond Schuch, a research assistant professor in the lab.
Although genetically homogeneous (1), this bacterium has been genotyped (2), and molecular genotyping of B. anthracis played an important role in differentiating and identifying the strains used in the 2001 bioterrorism attack in the US (1,2).
Weinberg TABLE 1 Recovery of Viable Bacteria After a 48-hour Exposure to Methyl Bromide at 37[degrees]C* Bacterial Strains MB Concentration B. anthracis G.
The approval of the test was based on a study involving 145 cultures of B. anthracis. The test correctly identified 143 of the samples.
A number of gene encoding proteins that B. anthracis may rely upon to enter host cells were identified by the investigators and could eventually provide targets for vaccines and treatment against the organism.
Meanwhile, the researchers collected clumps of B. anthracis spores as they settled onto stationary lab dishes or were sucked into air filters that the scientists set on the floor or mounted on their protective gear.
Animals become infected through contact with soilborne B. anthracis spores; humans become infected only incidentally through contact with diseased animals or with the carcasses or byproducts of diseased animals (1).
This is the first study to confirm that it is indeed bicarbonate, rather than carbon dioxide, that signals the gram-positive B. anthracis to become virulent.
The exercise included specimens with the Sterne strain of B. anthracis, a nonvirulent strain.
* B. anthracis spore deposits were reduced by over 7 lo[g.sub.10], to below the limit of detection ([greater than or equal to]80 mg/L).
Detection of B. anthracis spores used in a bioterrorism attack before the onset of symptoms in victims requires the development of a system to continually monitor the air for spores.