Questions for Superbugs: A silent health emergency

By Science News for Students, 16:35 PM July 9, 2014


Before reading

1.    What might cause people to get sick?

2.    When you have been sick, what kinds of medicines have you been given? Have you ever been given an antibiotic? (Some antibiotics include penicillin, amoxicillin and erythromycin.)


During reading

1.    What is antibiotic resistance? Why are people worried about it?

2.    How can antibiotic-resistant germs travel from people out into the environment?

3.    Why is MRSA particularly nasty in hospitals and prisons?

4.    Why shouldn’t...

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