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Which pathogen is more difficult to control: A pathogenic virus or bacteria?
This course has introduced a variety of disease organisms. Pathogenic bacteria have claimed many lives in third world countries. Bacteria have been controlled through antibiotics, however; resistance to antibiotics has brought back the dangers of disease that was previously thought to be under control. Virus infections have been prevented through the use vaccines. However, new emerging disease viruses have shown themselves
For this discussion give one example of a bacteria that has shown antibiotic resistance, and one virus that we have had little success vaccinating against. Share your opinion which of these pathogens are the most difficult to control, bacteria or viruses. Explain why you believe which is the most difficult to control. Please comment on a classmate's response as well before the second Friday of the module.
Please check out the website promedmail.org to obtain up to date information about what organisms are causing disease in the world today which are considered to be significant.
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The most prevalent antibiotic resistant infection that must be study and understand in the modern world is the "Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection". (1) It is caused by a strain of staphloccocus bacteria that has developed resistant to the common antibiotic for treating normal staphloccocuc aureus infection. These antibiotic resistant infection occurred in patients residing in hospitals. The MRSA infection in the hospitals are caused by using invasive devices or methods, such as intravenous tubing and surgeries. (1)
MRSA infection also occurred in the community and it can spread through skin contact in crowded places. MRSA infection begin with a "small red bumps that quickly turn into deep painful abscesses, which require surgical draining." (1) The Staphloccocus bacteria remain deep into the skin and can infect deep into the body causing life-threatening infections in joints, bones, surgical wounds, bloodstream, heart, and lungs." (1)
The Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is the result of continuous unnecessary antibiotic use for decades. When antibiotics are used against colds, flu and other viral infections, the antibiotics do not respond to these infection because cold and flu are viral infections. The bacteria that survive the antibiotic have learn to develop resistant to the first treatment. Antibiotics do not respond or killed all the bacteria that they target. The continue used of antibiotic on the bacteria cause the surviving bacteria to develop resistant for the antibiotics. The bacteria genome changes all the time through ...
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