Disease and Resistance

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Which of the following is an issue that parents must consider when having their child vaccinated?
Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
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There is no vaccine against the common cold because...
The cold virus mutates too quickly for a vaccine to be effective.
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What is the main reason why we should be careful not to overuse antibiotics?
Dangerous strains of resistant bacteria may develop by natural selection.
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What is one way that antibiotics work?
Some types of antibiotic work by stopping bacteria reproducing.
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What can vaccination involve?
Vaccination can involve injecting an inactive form of the pathogen to stimulate immunity.
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What is a way in which antibodies can neutralise pathogens?
One way in which antibodies can neutralise pathogens is by sticking them together so they are ingested more easily.
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A function of white blood cells
One function of white blood cells is to ingest and destroy pathogens.
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What is one of the main problems with bacteria?
They produce toxins
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What is a pathogen?
A disease-causing microorganism.
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One of the main problems with viruses...
They damage the host cell when they reproduce
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There is no vaccine against the common cold because...

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The cold virus mutates too quickly for a vaccine to be effective.

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What is the main reason why we should be careful not to overuse antibiotics?

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What is one way that antibiotics work?

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What can vaccination involve?

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lisa linsdell

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Nice set of revision cards for revising this topic, covers antibiotic resistance and some of the key words in the module.

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