Seeking for mycobacterium culturing

Andre Burnens BURNENS at VBI.unibe.ch
Tue Jul 9 12:13:57 EST 1996

Dear Dr. ElBahaie

None of the methods to culture M. tuberculosis is rapid, as the organism 
itsefl is slow growing. I would suggest you refer to an experienced 
laboratory for your work, as M. tuberculosis is *highly* infectious and 
the BCG vaccine does *not* prevent infections.

Andre P. Burnens MD
Institute for Veterinary Bacteriology, University of Berne
Laenggass-Strasse 122, CH-3012 Berne, Switzerland
Tel. +41 31 631 24 85       Fax. +41 31 631 26 34

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