Biology B1 1.10 How do we deal with disease?

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What does vaccination protect?
Individuals and society from the effects of disease.
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Why and how has the treatment of disease changed?
As out understanding of antibiotics and immunity has increased.
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What needs to happen to protect society from very serious diseases?
Most people in a population need to be vaccinated.
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What can diseases such as measles lead to?
Long term damage to the body such as deafness and occasionally death.
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What do some vaccines cause?
Side effects which may be mild or serious, so there are advantages and disadvantages of vaccination (immunisation).
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What can the overuse of antibiotics lead to?
The development of new strains of bacteria.
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When are antibiotics not prescribed?
Doctors do not prescribe antibiotics for mild infections such as minor sore throats.
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What are scientists always trying to find?
New ways of treating disease.
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What are the advantages of vaccination?
Protects the individual and society from serious diseases which may cause death.
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Why is it necessary to develop new medicines?
Some pathogens are resistant to drugs. New pathogens arise by mutation.
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What are the disadvantages of vaccination?
May cause side effects in a few people.
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