Some diseases can be treated with antibiotics or other drugs. Vaccinations protect against diseases for individuals & give herd immunity for society. Developing new drugs is time-consuming & costly.
What are the proteins produced by lymphocytes in an immune response called?
What cells remain in the blood stream following primary infection?
Which of these statements is true about vaccinations?
They are harmless.
There is a slight risk of a severe reaction.
Severe reactions are common.
Which of these is a common antibiotic?
Antibiotics are ineffective against which type of infection?
Which of these encourages the growth of antibiotic resistant bacteria?
Not finishing the antibiotic course
Not using antibiotics enough
Prescribing only appropriate antibiotics
Which of these is a measure used to control the spread of the superbug MRSA?
Use of alcohol gels on hands
What is important about the Petri dishes used to make agar plates?
They are made of glass
They are sterilised before use
They are filled with agar
What temperature should a petri dish containing bacterium be incubated at when growing bacteria in a school or college?
What does the term blind trial mean?
Where the patient knows if they have been given the trial drug or a placebo.
Where neither the doctor or the patient know if they have been given the trial drug or a placebo.
Where only the doctor knows if the patient has been given the trial drug or a placebo.