Immunogenicity of an aerogenic BCG vaccine in T-cell-depleted and normal mice.

Aerogenic infection of adult thymectomized, lethally irradiated, bone marrow-reconstituted (THXB) C57B1 times C3H F1 hybrid mice with 1 to 3,000 viable BCG Montreal was followed by an extended period of logarithmic growth to a maximum population of 5 times 10-6 bacilli by day 35. The infection spread to the liver, spleen, and bone marrow with extensive… CONTINUE READING