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DO search about Koch's postulates and answer the following question; What are the main limitations of Koch's postulates?...


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Transcribed: DO search about Koch's postulates and answer the following question%; What are the main limitations of Koch's postulates?

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Koch postulates tell whether any particular disease is caused by a particular organism or not.

These postulates are not applicable on viruses because they can not be cultured artificially.

 

Limitations of Koch's postulates -

  • These are not applicable on viruses. 
  • These are not applicable on asymptomatic carriers.
  • Some disease causing organisms cannot be artificially cultured.
  • There are chances where a single organism may cause several diseases.
  •  Every pathogen has different effect on every organism.
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