B2 Keeping Healthy Part 1

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1. What does a vaccine do

  • It contains a safe form of the microorganism that causes a disease, so that you dont become ill after recieving it
  • Cures you from a disease
  • It always gives you symptoms of the disease
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2. what does a high mutation rate mean

  • the rate at which something multiplys by four
  • that the genes in your body frequently multiply and can cause lumps and cancers
  • that the DNA of the virus frequently changes, so the human body has to destroy the virus using a different antibody each time, which makes it harder to develop immunity
  • that the genes of the virus frequently changes, so the human body has to use the same antibody over and over to kill the virus completely

3. a course of antibiotics should be:

  • lots and lots of antibiotics (20 daily)
  • prescribed only for serious infections and uncompleted so that your body can remember the microorganism for the next time it enters the body
  • prescribed only for serious infections and completed so all bacteria is killed
  • completed so that all bacteria is killed and taken once a week

4. how can you become resistant to antimicrobials

  • overuse of antibiotics and mutations in genes
  • overuse of antibiotics and under use of antibiotics
  • mutations in genes and under use of antibiotics

5. what are antibiotics

  • a type of antimicrobials which are effective against bacteria but not against viruses. they allow doctors to treat illnesses caused by bacteria, such as tuberculosis
  • A group of substances that are used to kill microorganisms or ihibit (slow) their growth. They are effective against bacteria, viruses and fungi.
  • a vaccine that causes disease
  • chemicals that prevent the growth of microorganisms, so provide protection against the disease


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