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Superbugs On The March:Quiz

Updated Thursday 8th September 2005

Test your knowledge on superbugs

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1. Antibiotics have activity against which of the following?



 

2. Antibiotics were first introduced - with revolutionary medical benefits - during which war?



 

3. Before the advent of antibiotics, which of the following could be life-threatening? (Hint - there may be more than one right answer)



 

4. The cephalosporin group of antibiotics were discovered following a scientific investigation of ...?



 

5. Why might a doctor advise you to stay off alcohol if you're taking antibiotics?



 

6. What proportion of the cells in the human body belong to bacteria?



 

7. How long does it take a bacterium, like E. coli, to replicate? (bugs like TB take a long time)?



 

8. How many bacteria are there, on average, in a gram of faeces?



 

9. Which of the following is not a recognised side effect of antibiotic therapy?



 

10. Why are nurses less at risk from superbugs than patients?



 

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