Remember, there was hardly a sickness?
East we were, such a different sickness.
Sick from colds, and sick from the flu,
Is all that we ever knew.
So it stands, things will change,
The resistance now, has blown our way.
Antibiotics wont work anymore more,
Not on me and not on the poor.
Can we stop it, for it’s never too late
Endangered we stand at the resistance fate.
It’s important to understand the impact viruses can have on the heath of organisms especially with the high increase of resistance in antibiotics. There is a relationship between the development of new bacteria and viruses and use of antibiotics. This makes for difficult treatment and less effective antibiotics.
Book: Viruses by Howard and Margery Flackman
This book provided a clear learning layout with great headings, glossary, index and contents to help during research. The major facts to know about how viruses work, mutate and the effects they have on us, as humans, as well as a brief description of major deadly viruses such as polio are all covered throughout the chapter. The part that I liked most was “The Ever Changing Virus” section it discusses how the body defends viral infections and outlines dangerous diseases that have no cure such as Lassa Fever, in Africa. Antibiotic resistance is also covered in this section, discussing how bacteria can come to be resistant to antibiotics and the issues that stand to rise due to the resistance. At the back there is a page that recommends books for further reading on the topics covered throughout the book.
This is a government web page that provides good information surrounding the antibiotic resistance problem throughout the medical field. The impact on the health of organisms is reviewed while discussing the main issues that come to play as well as the causes of antibiotic resistance. This is a good website to get background information on antibiotic resistance as it provides many helpful learning points as well as giving resources such as The Canadien Committee of Antibiotic Resistance to contact.
Web: World Health Organization(WHO)
Another great health website that deals with the growing concern of antimicrobial resistance is The World Health Organization. It discusses antibiotic resistance as a “global concern” for many great reasons such as, “it threatens to return (us) to the pre-antibiotic era” and “increases the cost of healthcare.” There are many different facts to be learned from this site in regards to antimicrobial resistance and the great threat it poses on the health of society. The causes of the resistance is very straight forward as well as what the people of WHO are doing to help combat the issue.