@abming - Hahaha, that was actually a pretty funny response.
Yes it's from 1986 and FYI - It's not a real traditional study and was never intended to be...
It's from a researcher who wanted to test if it was even plausible. Could he infect an animal with a MAP bacteria isolated from a human and would this result in the development of disease in the animal??? That was the point of the study.
The answer is/was an obvious yes.
More so this little experiment has then led to multiple studies and some 28 years of currently ongoing research into Paratuburculosis both in humans, in animals, and into the genetics of mycobacteria by the authors, most recently published a few months ago.
And yes - Exactly like humans they were visually free of acid-fast bacilli. You say this like it's a bad thing - but this is in fact the results one would look for. As for why???? .... well I won't fill that in just yet - since you seem to know everything "in your opinion" I'll let you try to answer it..... Hint - it's really quite easy based on TB and other similar bacteria. I don't post much on the chohn's board for some goofy reason considering Crohns-Colitis is what I have, but I'll make a point to come back and fill ya in if you haven't figured it out yet.
Anyways... As I said, this is the first, there is another more recent with human tissue in mice. Upon oral inoculation with MAP the same thing develops. So yes, there is in fact a very large and growing body of evidence not only suggesting, BUT directly demonstrating the ability of MAP to cause disease. Specifically Crohn's Disease.
Also, not that it maters much but I don't think you know what "Linda" strain is - or more correctly refers to. As well I don't think you know that MAP is not an "Opportunistic Bacteria" Neither is Tuberculosis dude...
As for others. visit the website www.crohnsmap.vaccine
and go to the research section.
Post Edited (Canada Mark) : 10/15/2014 12:25:57 AM (GMT-6)