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FACTORS IN THE PATHOGENICITY OF THE PLAGUE MICROBE,
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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It is very probable that the bacterial cell by itself causes pathologic changes in the organism and death, except for cases in which the bacteria are present in such enormous quantities that they disturb the functions of the organs mechanically. In all other cases the disease is due to the interference, in the life systems of the organism, of the products of bacteria secreted during life or released after their death. For a broad understanding of the development of the disease process, it is important to establish what mechanism the plague microbes possess for multiplication and the manifestation of its pathogenic properties in the host organism, regardless of the counteraction of its defense systems. Author
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