MCB2289 Introduction to Microbiology
Module 09 Discussion
Over Medicated and Overwhelmed
Antibiotics have saved millions of lives since they were first observed by Pasteur and Koch and later named by Selman Waksman in 1942. Unfortunately, antibiotic resistant microbial strains are becoming more prevalent and therefore making once easily treated infections more difficult to treat.
For your initial discussion post, share your thoughts on three ways that society - not physicians or medical staff - can help to reduce the development of drug resistant microbial strains.
For your reply post, expand on your peer's ideas by sharing examples from your own experience or readings, suggesting outside resources to support the topic, and/or asking furthering questions to dig deeper into the topic.