TABLE 2.

Microbiological evaluation of bacterial loadsa

GroupBacterial load, mean log CFU/g (95% CI)Mean log reduction (95% CI)
Control3.487 (2.693, 4.280)NA
BCG2.930 (2.144, 3.715)−0.556 (−1.342, 0.229)
BM2.313 (1.165, 3.461)−1.173 (−2.321, −0.025)
BA1.757 (0.701, 2.813)*−1.729 (−2.785, −0.673)*
  • a *, P < 0.05, ANOVA and Tukey-Kramer multiple comparison test. NA, not applicable; CI, confidence interval.