“Evidence that Viruses Cause Disease” — Andrew Kaufman [Part 1]

Koch’s Postulates to establish a causative relationship between a microbe and a disease
Koch’s first postulate
Koch’s second postulate
Koch’s third postulate
Koch’s fourth postulate

Koch’s Postulates

  1. The microorganism must be found in abundance in all organisms suffering from the disease but should not be found in healthy organisms.
  2. The microorganism must be isolated from a diseased organism or a person and grown in a pure culture.
  3. The cultured microorganism should cause disease when introduced into a healthy organism — so once you’ve isolated it from a sick person and purified it then you can put it into a healthy person and cause the same disease.
  4. The microorganism must be re-isolated from the inoculated, diseased experimental host and identified as being identical to the original specific causative agent.
Koch’s postulates fulfilled for SARS virus according to Ron Fouchier et al. Nature 15 May 2003

(03:12) So I want to point out that, right here — just between the title and what they say in the body of this article — already they’re misleading you.

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