How can you prevent or slow down the spread and further the selection of new antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria?

 

  • The use, overuse, and abuse of antibiotics is accredited with creating these antibiotic resistant strains. Explain how this relates to natural selection.
  • Describe 1–2 of the things that people do (you can include individuals, doctors, health care professionals, hospitals, farmers, etc.) that contribute to this problem? Why?

 

Part 2

 

  • How can you prevent or slow down the spread and further the selection of new antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria?
  • Are there things that you can personally do to reduce your risk or even to reduce the spread of these dangerous microbes?
  • What is your reaction to the following sign that is commonly found in restrooms? Is it significant to the discussion of antibiotic resistance?
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