Vaccinations

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Name 2 pros of vaccinations.
1.Help control lots of infectious diseases that were once common in the UK e.g. measles and polio. 2.Epidemics can be prevented if a large % are vaccinated.
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Name 2 cons of vaccinations.
1. Sometimes don't work-don't give you immunity. 2. Bad reactions to vaccinations can occur e.g. swelling, fever or seizures.
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What do painkillers do?
Drugs that relieve pain- don't tackle the cause of disease, they just reduce symptoms e.g. aspirin.
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What do antibiotics do?
Kill (or prevent growth of) the bacteria causing the problem without killing your own body cells. Different antibiotics treat different types of bacteria.
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Why do antibiotics not kill viruses?
Because viruses like cold and flu are reproduced using your oen body cell, which makes it difficult to develop drugs that destroy just the virus, not your body's cells.
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What happens when bacteria mutates?
They become resistant to an antibiotic.
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What happens when an individual bacteria becomes resistant?
It will reproduce and increase the population of the resistant strain of bacteria., which is an examle of natural selection.
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Describe how you would investigate antibiotics by growing microorganisms.
1.Hot agar jelly put into shallow plastic petri dishes.2.Jelly cooled+set,inoculating hoops transfer microorganisms to "culture medium".3.Multiply.4.Paper disks soaked in different antibiotics+put on agar jelly.5.Resistant bacteria grow+non die.
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