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Methods For Counting Cocci

Count 'em all?

Let's get one thing out of the way, right away. Given that Frank has been sick for a half day or so, there could be millions, even billions, of meningicocci in his blood. Do we want to count every single one?

the count from Sesame StreetSo, having established that we can't count 'em all, what else can we do?