A Retrospective Review of Evidence of SARs Causation in Light of the MERS and Ebola Epidemics
14 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2014
Date Written: October 1, 2014
A retrospective review of SARS causal proof demonstrates that Koch's postulates have not been satisfied in attempts to replicate the initial claim. Most researchers attribute this to different strains being analyzed. This study compares diagnostic criteria with laboratory studies, pathology and epidemiology, and suggests that rather than two different strains being responsible for the failure to replicate the original study, different organisms may have been circulating in different parts of the world.
Keywords: SARs, koch's postulates, causal connection, MERS, EBOLA, Avian Flu, chlamydia, paramyxaviridae
JEL Classification: C90, D83, I10, I12, I19
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