Discuss the importance of comparing multiple images of the same virus, perhaps from different patients believed to be infected with the same agent

Microbiology Discussion 1
While Gram staining and visualization under a light microscope can be powerful tools to guide a clinical microbiologist in the identification of bacteria, this process rarely, if ever, is sufficient for making a definitive diagnosis of a disease caused by bacteria. On the other hand, electron microscopy is useful for not only assisting virologists in identifying disease-causing viral agents, but may perhaps provide definitive identification of these agents. Hazelton and Gelderblom (2003)1 have made the argument that electron microscopy should be the diagnostic tool of choice in many viral outbreaks because of the rapidity and fidelity of the result.
Do you agree with the statement above or not or not and why? Explain in detail and use the evidence to support your thought.
Discuss the importance of comparing multiple images of the same virus, perhaps from different patients believed to be infected with the same agent.
1Hazelton PR, Gelderblom HR. Electron microscopy for rapid diagnosis of emerging infectious agents.Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 2003 Mar [date cited]. Available from: URL: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol9no3/02-0327.htm

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