[2015] Nik Grubbs (George Hour 2): Antibiotic Resistance

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[2015] Nik Grubbs (George Hour 2): Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance

Luckily, bacteria can lose their ability to be resistant to antibiotics. The down side of this is that it occurs much slower. This occurs if the selective pressure of and antibiotic is removed.

Bacteria can become resistant in different types of ways. One can be a genetic mutation that causes them to be resistant. Another way how Bacteria can become resistant is when a bacterium passes on the information or DNA to another bacterium causing it to become resistant also.

EFFECTS:Since that antibitoics are oversused and used for viruses that dont need to be treated with antibiotics, some Bacteria has become resistant to antibiotics. Since antibitoics are overused a virus called the Superbug is resistant to antibiotics and is spreading around the country because it is resistant to antibiotics.

Antibiotic resistance genes can be passed on to offspring from bacteria that is resistant to antibitoics and survive and pass on the resistant genes.

Causes and Effects

CAUSES:People use antibiotics for lots of things and even for viruses that dont need to be treated with antibitoics such as colds. Antibiotics are overused for lots of viruses and sicknesses.

Resistant viruses:*MRSA *E.coli and Enterobacter spp.*Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus*Extened-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant K. pneumonia*Carbapenem-resistant P.aeruginosa

SOLUTION:A solution that we can use to solve this problem is to not use antibiotics for small viruses. Only use antibiotics when they are perscribed by a doctor and only when a doctor advises you to take antibiotics. The only way we can solve this problem is to not use antibiotics as often and do not save antibiotics for the next you have a virus.

SOURCES:http://www.tufts.edu/med/apua/about_issue/about_antibioticres.shtml.


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