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You will never believe where they grow leprosy

June 13, 2007

To quote my microbiology notes:

“Mycobacterium leprae (leprosy): Grown in armadillos.

Other than to say this sounds really horrible I do not know what else to say. Except–you know where they grow Treponema pallidum (syphillis)? Guess. Come on guess? If you are the first person to tell me I will send you a prize. Seriously. A prize of your very own.

DingDingDing….we have a weiner, I mean winner. Keith is the proud owner of an undisclosed prize. It will be mailed to your house within one week. 

Congratulations Keith, I am so proud of you. xx

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 14, 2007 2:05 am

    I know the bacterium can’t be grown in artificial media in the lab; it has to be injected into animals. Is that too general to win or do I get me some prizes?

  2. June 14, 2007 11:16 am

    More specific…but Keith is close….very close.

    Seriously, no one is going to try to guess besides Keith? Keith is offically my best fun friend. And I never comment on my own blog and this seems really gay.

  3. TracyAnn permalink
    June 14, 2007 11:58 am

    rabbits, monkeys, humans

  4. June 14, 2007 4:30 pm

    “Rabbit balls. I also have it on good authority that kidneys can be used. My co-workers think I am nuts. So to speak.
    –Keith

    On 6/14/07, cole wrote:

    Incorrect specific detail. Think body part of animal.

    Close. So close.

    Keith wrote:

    My in-depth research reveals that both cottontails and New Zealand White rabbits are used.

    On 6/14/07, cole wrote:

    More specific.

    xx

    Keith Alioto
    In talking to some of my clinical buddies, they said that they usually saw the cultures grown in cute, fuzzy little bunnies. Well, they actually said rabbits, but you get the point. Does that make them clap rabbits?”

  5. June 15, 2007 1:17 am

    I rock at STD contests! yay me.

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