Identifying the relationships between bacteria and specific diseases

Abstract


Salem Djebala

 Bacteriology is the study of bacteria and their relation to medicine. Bacteriology evolved from physicians needing to apply the germ theory to test the concerns relating to the spoilage of foods and wines in the 19 century. Identification and characterizing of bacteria being associated to diseases led to advances in pathogenic bacteriology. Koch’s postulates played a role into identifying the relationships between bacteria and specific diseases. Since then, bacteriology has had many successful advances like effective vaccines, for example, diphtheria toxoid and tetanus toxoid

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