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

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become a big concern in hospitals throughout the country and the world, as have other antibiotic resistant bacterial strains.

Part 1

  • 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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