Discussion Board 3
What are the factors that have led to the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics? There are a number of reasons that microbiologist consider as contributing factors have lead us to this point; we are potentially looking at the Post-Antibiotic Era. Another way to address this question is this: what can we do now to slow down the production of resistant organisms?
It is interesting to note that antibiotic resistant organisms existed before the use of antibiotics in clinical therapy. Experiments have been performed with clinical isolates of Streptococcus pyogenes that were obtained from patient’s throats BEFORE 1942 when physicians started using these drugs in clinical practice. Why do you think there could be antibiotic resistant organisms before 1942 since bacteria need to “see” the antibiotic before it can become resistant?
Pick all topics above to write your discussion.