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Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics

Please consider (and read about as necessary) the phenomenon of bacterial resistance to antibiotics. How did the combination of human medical advances and basic evolutionary principles lead to this situation? How is it a threat to humans and how might we overcome it?

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Please consider (and read about as necessary) the phenomenon of bacterial resistance to antibiotics. How did the combination of human medical advances and basic evolutionary principles lead to this situation? How is it a threat to humans and how might we overcome it?

Please help me to provide a accurate response. Does not have to be long.

Bacteria are evolving constantly every second and minutes. Their genomes can by mutated very fast and efficiently. Because of their efficient and rapid mutation rate, their genomes are constantly evolving. The bacteria rapid mutation rate make them able to adapt efficiently to new environments. The new environments that bacteria can quickly adapt to can be an antibiotic-rich environment. When bacteria have evolved and adapted to the antibiotic-rich environment, their growth are not inhibited by the antibiotic in the environment. This phenomenon when bacteria can grow even under chemical that would normally kill them is called antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance defined as "the ability of microbes to grow in the presence of a chemical (drug) that would normally kill them or limit their growth." (1)

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The bacterial resistance to antibiotics are determined. How it is a threat to humans and how might we overcome it is determined.

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