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What was Semmelweis's theory?
If people washed their hans they could reduce the spread of diseases and infection.
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How has the treatment of disease changed as the understanding of antibiotics has increased?
People are able to be injected with a weakened version of the pathogen and their white bloodcells are able to adapt to the virus.
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what are the advantages and disadvantages of being vaccinated against a disease or virus?
Advantages: do not get sick when become infected with virus or disease. disadvantages: some people belive that the MMR vaccine could lead to autism.
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What does Epidemic mean?
A small community or town.
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What does Pandemic mean?
A whole country or the world.
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What do Bacteria and viruses do and what do they produce?
They rapidly divide and reproduce whilst releasing toxins inside the body.
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What defends the body against viruses and diseases?
White blood cells defend the body against deseases and viruses.
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What are the three lines of attack?
1) Ingesting the pathogens, 2) produce antibodies which destroy the bcateria, 3)produce antitoxins nwhich counteract the toxins.
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What do some viruses and bacteria do if not desteroyed?
They are resistant bacteria nd they will divide, then all of the bacteria will be resistant to the white blood cells and we will get sick.
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What do painkillers do?
They relive symmptoms of the infectious disease but do not kill the pathogens.
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What are antibiotics used for?
They are used to help cure bacterial diseases by killing infectious bacteria inside the body.
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What are antibiotics not used for?
To Treat non-serious infections, such as mild throat infections.
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