How much do you know about antibiotics?
Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections, take this quiz and find out just how much you know about antibiotics!
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Superbugs (Bacteria that have extreme resistance to antibiotics) are killing more than 700,000 people each year, and If we don’t find new antibiotics they will become a leading cause of death worldwide by 2050, killing more people than cancer and diabetes combined.
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Antibiotics can be used for viral infections such as the flu or the common cold.
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Antibiotics help reduce diseases in seafood (such as shrimp or fish) that is a financial benefit for farmers. Therefore we should encourage the use of antibiotic in aquaculture.
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It is okay to not take a the full dosage of antibiotics prescribed to you as long as you are feeling better.
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Antibiotics are produced by microorganisms, such as fungi, in either soil or damp environments.
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Some Antibiotics are more effective at killing virus than at killing fungi. Amycomicin and vancomycin are good examples of broad spectrum antibiotics that inhibit retrovirus infections.
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When an antibiotic doesn’t work, infections can last longer and can possibly lead to severe illnesses.
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My friends was sick and went to the doctor. She took the antibiotics that was prescribed to her and felt better. I started to experience similar symptoms like she did so it’s okay for me to take her leftover antibiotics.
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Hospital sewer system can accelerate antibiotic resistance rate if not treated properly because bacteria can encounter antimicrobial drugs excreted by patients and become resistant.
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Antibiotics may have no effect on bacterial genes that have mutations protecting themselves against the antibiotic.
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It is ok for me to take antibiotics so I don’t get more sick anytime I have symptoms like a runny nose, sore throat, or fever.
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Antibiotic and antibacterial mean the same thing
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The use of regular hand soap and water would be good enough to get rid of germs from your hand.
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Antibiotic Resistance is when human bodies become resistant to an antibiotics and is no longer effective in treating them.
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The use of efflux pumps embedded in the Peptidoglycan layer of antimicrobial resistant organisms is a common method of inactivation in gram negative bacteria.
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I am having a strep throat due to bacterial infection and decided to take a large amount of amoxicillin in hope of speed recovery. This antibiotics should do no harm to my good gut bacteria.
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All bacterial infections require an immediate doctor visit to receive prescribed antibiotics for prompt treatment.
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The antibiotic resistance is becoming an issue in the U.S. healthcare system recently because antibiotic-resistant bacteria generate $16.6 billion to $26 billion per year in extra costs to the U.S. healthcare system.
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