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  • Created on: 13-05-16 17:32
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  • antimicrobials
    • can kill or inhibit bacteria, fungi and viruses
    • useful for clearing up infections
    • antibiotics are a type of antimicrobial that kills bacteria
    • antibiotics can't kill viruses
    • micro organisms can become resistant
    • gene for resistance is passed on
    • micro organisms that become resistant are known as superbugs
    • more often antibiotics are used the bigger the problem of resistance
    • finish courses of antibiotics
    • not finishing antibiotics makes the bacteria resistant




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