Table 5.

Virulence of K56-2 and I117 in an acute respiratory infection model

StrainMean CFU/ml/lunga ± SD
Day 0Day 3Day 7
K56-23,926 ± 5,712542 ± 923697 ± 1330
I117792 ± 742 ± 4b 3 ± 5b
  • a Values represent means ± the standard deviations of five animals.

  • b I117 is significantly different than K56-2 (P < 0.001) by ANOVA.