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What did Semmelweis do to reduce the number of deaths for women in 1840s?
He believed doctors were spreading the disease on their unwashed hands. He told doctors entering his ward to wash their hands in an antiseptic solution, which cut the death rate from 12% to 2%.
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Name an antibiotic resistant bacteria.
MRSA.
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What is the problem with overusing or not finishing your prescription of antibiotics?
This increases the likelihood of people being infected by antibiotic resistant strains.
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Give examples of what people worry will happen to bacteria in the future.
1.Bacteria mutating to produce new strains. This could be antibiotic resistant(current treatments would no longer clear infection) or new strain we haven't encounted before-no one immune-could spread rapidly in population of people or cause epidemic.
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Give examples of what people worry will happen to bacteria in the future.
1.Viruses can mutate-hard to develop vaccines-DNA changes-different antigens.If a virus evolved that is both deadly+infectious,precautions-stop virus spreading.Vaccines+antiviral drugs-take time.Worst case scenario-pandemic-kill billions in world.
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Name an antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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Give examples of what people worry will happen to bacteria in the future.

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