AM/PM Session - 31 October 2017 - Stopping antibiotic resistance
We read an article explaining that the number of infections which don´t respond to antibiotics is increasing, and what we can do to stop this from happening:
Vocabulary Top 10:
efficacy - the power to produce a desired result or effect
staph - short for staphylococcus; a group of bacteria that cause many common illnesses (such as skin infections and food poisoning)
contract (an infection) - to become ill with (a disease)
mutate - to cause (a gene) to change and create an unusual characteristic in a plant or animal; to change into something very different
makeup - the way in which something is put together or arranged; composition
numbers game - a situation in which the most important factor is how many of a particular thing there are
pandemic - an occurrence in which a disease spreads very quickly and affects a large number of people over a wide area or throughout the world
over-the-counter - available for purchase without a special note (called a prescription) from a doctor
pursuits - an attempt to find, achieve, or get something
stewardship - the activity or job of protecting and being responsible for something
Have you heard of this problem before?
Have you heard of any steps to reduce this problem?
Do you think there is anything we can do, as individuals, to help?