Microcheck 194

Koch's Postulates may be used to prove the cause of an infectious disease. The Molecular Postulates may be used to identify the virulence factors responsible for disease.

■ How were Koch's Postulates used to prove the cause of anthrax?

■ In two of Koch's Postulates (#2 and #3), a pure culture of the organism is required. What would be the consequence of using a culture that was not pure?

19.5 Establishment of Infection 465

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