Critical pathways in microbial virulence.

  title={Critical pathways in microbial virulence.},
  author={Michael A. Curtis and Jennifer M Slaney and Joseph Aduse-Opoku},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  volume={32 Suppl 6},
The virulence of a microbe represents a combination of complex factors including the agent's transmissibility and the severity of the disease associated with infection and is also significantly influenced by the susceptibility of the colonized host. Virulence factors may be defined as those products of the organism which are required to complete the various… CONTINUE READING