[2015] Julia Zeak (George Hour 5): Antibiotic Resistance

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Biology
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[2015] Julia Zeak (George Hour 5): Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance- Public Education

What is antibiotic resistance? Antibiotic resistance is when the anitbiotic has lost the ability to kill bacteria growth. Bacteria is then "resistant" and the resistance bacteria begins to multiply rapidly. This causes more bacteria to be resistant to antibiotics.

Infections immune to antibiotics:- Staph infections -Enterococcus- Neisseria gonorrhoeae - Tuberculosis

Effects: Effects of antibiotic resistance are if you have an infection it will last longer, may likely have more complications with the infection and also passing around your infection to other people.

Sources and links:- Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013 - http://www.cdc.gov/features/getsmart/- http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/cold-guide/antibiotics-colds?page=2- http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Antibiotic_resistant_bacteria?OpenDocument

When to use antibiotics ' when not to: Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses like colds, flu, most sore throats, bronchitis, and many sinus and ear infections. If you feel the need to take an antibiotic things you should remeber is to listen to your health care provider, use antibiotics as prescribed, and don't share medicine.

Solutions:Solutions to antibiotic resistance is to reduce the amount of antibiotics you take, don't take unnecessary anitbiotics if they aren't needed. Some others are immunization, safe food preparation and handwashing. Preventing infections also prevents the spread of resistant bacteria.

Causes:- overuse and misuse of anitibiotics - not taking the prescribed antibiotics at the times and doses you're suppose to


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