treatment of disease and antibotic resistance bacteria

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what do painkillers do e.g asprin?
relieve the symptoms but they do not kill the pathogen
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what do antibiotics do e.g penicillin?
the kill the pathogen inside you body but not viral pathogens
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what is the resistant strain of bacteria
MRSA
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why has MRSA become antibiotic resistant
the pathogen mutates, producing a new strain, this strain in resistant to antibiotics. As there is no competition as the antibiotic killed the other bacterias this strain mulitplies rapidly causing illness.
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what factors contribute to an increase in the number of antibiotic resistant bacterias
overuse of antibiotics and prescribing inappropiate antibiotics
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the kill the pathogen inside you body but not viral pathogens

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what do antibiotics do e.g penicillin?

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MRSA

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the pathogen mutates, producing a new strain, this strain in resistant to antibiotics. As there is no competition as the antibiotic killed the other bacterias this strain mulitplies rapidly causing illness.

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overuse of antibiotics and prescribing inappropiate antibiotics

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