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                 Antibiotics: The Untold Story
           Directions: Answer the questions by visiting the web site below.
       http://www.prairiepublic.org/features/healthworks/antibiotics/index.htm

   1) Why were antibiotics thought to be miraculous when discovered? __________________________________________
       _______________________________________________________________________________________________
   2) What are three things happening to once treatable diseases?
       _______________________________________________________________________________________________
   3) Which common illness has recently killed in North Dakota? ______________________________________________
Click WHAT ARE ANTIBIOTICS?
   4) Define ANTIBIOTIC: ____________________________________________________________________________
       _______________________________________________________________________________________________
   5) Which type of infection do antibiotics work on? ________________________________________________________
   6) History of the 1st antibiotic:
            Who discovered it?                              What was it named?              When was it discovered?




   7) Name four infections treated with antibiotics.
       a.   _________________________________________                 c. _________________________________________
       b.   _________________________________________                 d. _________________________________________
   8) When an antibiotic is used, what happens to:
                       A. Most of the bacteria? _____________________________________________________________
                       B. The strong (fit) bacteria? __________________________________________________________
   9) Which infections do antibiotics not work on? __________________________________________________________
Click HOW THEY WORK
   10) What are 4 factors that contribute to antibiotic resistance?
            a.   _______________________________________________________________________________________
            b.   _______________________________________________________________________________________
            c.   _______________________________________________________________________________________
            d.   _______________________________________________________________________________________
Click ANTIBIOTICS SELF TEST
   11) Take the mini-quiz and write the answers to each question below.
            1.   _______________________________________________________________________________________
            2.   _______________________________________________________________________________________
            3.   _______________________________________________________________________________________
Click DO YOU NEED ANTIBIOTCS?
   12) Why were antibiotics given for other infections in the past?
       _______________________________________________________________________________________________
   13) Fill in the table below.
                                                                                             Should Antibiotics be used?
        Disease                              Cause (Bacteria or Virus)
                                                                                                     (Yes or No)
      Cold & Flu
Most coughs & bronchitis
      Strep throat
   Most ear infections


Click RESISTANCE TO ANTIBIOTICS
   14) Current statistics:
       a.    Amount of antibiotics produced in the USA today? __________________________________________________
       b.    Antibiotic doses given every day in hospitals? ______________________________________________________
       c.    Antibiotic doses given every year by doctors? ______________________________________________________
       d.    Percentage of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions given by doctors every year? ___________________________
   15) What are the three top ways to abuse antibiotics?
       a.    ___________________________________________________________________________________________
       b.    ___________________________________________________________________________________________
       c.    ___________________________________________________________________________________________
   16) a. Which bacteria disease recently swept through a California high school? b. What is the key to stopping antibiotic
       resistance?
       a. ___________________________________________________________________________________________
       b.    ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Click PREVENTING RESISTANCE
   17) Besides the 3 answers mentioned in #16, what are 2 things you can do at home to prevent antibiotic resistance?
       a.    ___________________________________________________________________________________________
       b.    ___________________________________________________________________________________________
   18) Why do many doctors offer antibiotics if they are not needed?
       _______________________________________________________________________________________________
   19) Explain why the human body becomes a breeding ground when you take unnecessary antibiotics.
       _______________________________________________________________________________________________
       _______________________________________________________________________________________________
Click WASHING YOUR HANDS
   20) Fill in the table below on how to properly wash your hands.

            Type of water?

            Length of time?

  Before you? (3 answers needed)

   After you? (3 answers needed)



   21) According to direct observations, what percent of adults wash their hands after using the bathroom? ______________

				
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