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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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