Microbe Monday – 6/18/18

Happy Monday, readers! You know what that means, time for another edition of microbe Monday! As always, if you need a laboratory for microbial testing, analysis or research, submit a test request on our website, or by calling us toll-free at 1-855-377-6821!

Let’s get right to it! Here are today’s clues:

  • is a bacteria
  • is spread through the air
  • 1/3 of the word population is thought to be infected
  • number one cause of death from an infectious disease
  • bacteria is small and aerobic
  • has a high lipid content
  • the bacteria divides slowly, only every 16-20 hours
  • can survive in a dry state for may weeks
  • can grow only within a host
  • is classified as an acid-fast-bacillus
  • has a thick waxy outer shell
  • infection is considered a granulomatous inflammatory disease
  • has the most widely used vaccine worldwide
  • was declared a public health emergency by WHO in 1993
  • believed to have been present in the Americas since about 100 AD
  • the disease wasn’t identified until the 1820s

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