Bacteria & Antibiotic resistance

Here is a further explanation about bacteria, antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.

 

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3 thoughts on “Bacteria & Antibiotic resistance

  1. In high school AP Bio I remember learning about phage therapy and I just thought it was the coolest thing. Bacteriophages, which are viruses that infect bacteria, are much more specific than antibiotics, so they don’t hurt people but can target certain bacteria within the body with very few if any external side effects. Phage therapy is used to treat bacterial infections. However, many western countries (including most US states) don’t allow for this therapy. I don’t really know why — maybe for financial reasons? Or maybe the word “virus” scares too many people and they associate bacteriophages with disease causing viruses.

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