Superbugs…

Hi Class! We’ve read a bit about bacteria and antibiotics this week. This is leading into our last Science unit on living things that cannot be seen by the naked eye. Post a summary and several discussion questions for one of the following topics:

An excellent summary retells the big ideas in your own words. Following your summary, pose at least three open ended questions for your classmates to respond to. Open ended questions are thought provoking, requiring someone to give a detailed and supported response. Your post is due April 23, 2014.

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126 Responses to Superbugs…

  1. Brendan R. says:

    Sir Alexander Flemming grew up on a 800 acre farm and grew up learning about nature. When his father died he moved to london with a few of his other siblings and one of them started medical practise. Alexander also got started in that to. His scores were marvoulus and became a sugon for a reson that it did not say. If Alexander wanted to stay at his medical school then he had to move into a difrent departmen so he joined microbioligy. During world war one many of the doctors left and so did he. while he was there many of the solders died just because of just cuts and infections. Alexander flemming was curious if something could clean and heal those wounds. He one day found a mold that did just that and after a while he fixed it. he soo after became nighted and won the nobel prize.
    A few qustions though, would you spend years on creating a medicine that could save thousands IF there were no prize? If so why? Another would be what medicins would you creat and why? Lastly would have to be whould you have left your farm to go to london?

  2. Beau says:

    This is what I learned from the meat without drugs documentary. The first antibiotic {Penicillin} was presented in 1944. The antibiotic was able to kill any type of bacteria such as, Tuberculosis, Salmonella, and Pneumonia. In the 1900 hundreds this antibiotic was known as a miracle cure. Now the world is facing an even bigger threat the super bugs, the super bugs are now contaminating the water, soil and the food we eat. The reason humans are being killed by the bacteria is because now farm animals are having to use the antibiotic. Secondly the animals grow more rapidly and are able to live in unhealthy conditions. In conclusion scientists need to find a cure or we could be in serious trouble.

    Q1 How do the super bugs mutate?

    Q2 Do the super bugs only contaminate certain animals?

    Q3 Are the super bugs contagious?

    • Mr. Bell says:

      Thanks for your post Beau. You’ve explained the issue concisely – well done! Have a look at 2 of your questions…they are not open ended because they can be answered by yes or no. Can you rephrase your questions to be open ended? (this is a closed question) How can you do this? (this is an open ended question)

    • Gabrielle B. :) says:

      The superbugs are contagious, that’s how you get a cold. It’s bacteria from something else… door nob, person… etc etc.

    • Mariah L says:

      Q3
      Yes, Superbugs are contagious.

  3. Seth says:

    Here’s what I learned from the video about the dangers about giving livestock antibiotics:
    Antibiotics were first introduced in 1994. Back then, They were considered a miracle cure. They were used to treat a wide variety of diseases. such as Tuberculosis, Salmonella, and Pneumonia. Antibiotics were intended to be used sparingly to preserve their effectiveness. Today, most of our antibiotics are being fed to farm animals. They make the animals grow faster and enable them to survive unhealthy conditions. This is causing antibiotic resistant superbugs making us all vulnerable to diseases that they once cured. The superbugs are contaminating our soil, our water, and even the food that we eat.
    Here are my questions:
    Do superbugs contaminate the fruits and vegetables?
    Is there a way to end the superbugs?
    What do superbugs look like?

    • Mr. Bell says:

      Thanks for your summary Seth. Remember, open ended questions require detailed answers. Two of your questions can be answered by ‘yes’ or ‘no’. If you begin your question with ‘How’, you can create open ended questions:
      – How do superbugs contaminate fruits and vegetables?
      – How can superbugs be eliminated?

    • aliya says:

      I would say that there is a way to end the super bugs and I think that way would be the with the microscopic ninja bugs

    • Gurisha says:

      Answer to Question 2!

      Well I think if they invented a new antibiotic that contained powerful ingrediants, and also plan ahead of time so in 10 years time it could be effective, then yes. It would take a whole lot of time to make it though, like testing, and finalizing the product.

    • {TJ} says:

      I don’t think they are ever going to find out what super bugs look like. and if they do find out what one looks like I think they will all look different.

  4. Thines says:

    The famers are giving their livestock lots of antibiotics to keep them healthy in late 2013 the famers would use drugs when medically necessary. for their livestock so if they got sick they could give them drugs like stairods. they give ALL of there livestock stairods.

    Q1 Why would they give them drugs

    Q2 wouldn’t the drugs be inside of us if we eat farmers livestock

    Q3 how often do their livestock get sick if they give them stairods

  5. matthew says:

    When the first antibiotic was made in 1944 and was thought to be a miricle drug curing dieses that were never able to be cured. Now the antibiotics are feed to the animals so they can grow faster and bigger also so they can live in unhealthy places. This system is creating antibiotic super bugs making us all vonreble to the dieses they once cured. By being invicible these super bugs are contaiminating our soil, water and the food we eat. Q : Do you want to be eating unhealthy meat that was raised in gross areas?
    Q : Will you start eating meat that has not used antibiotics?
    Q : What will you do to help?

  6. aliya says:

    sir Alexander Fleming was born in Scotland . He was one of the eight of his siblings and half siblings, his family worked on a 800 acre farm but when the father died the oldest brother took over the farm. One of the brothers named tom studied medicine and opened a practice in London, along with four other siblings who lived in London too. In the 1900 Fleming uncle died and left 250 pounds (money). Fleming chose st. Mary’s for his school. In 1928 Fleming was straightening a pile of Petri dishes where he had been growing bacteria, but which had been piled in the sink . He opened Each one and examined it before tossing it in cleaning solution. One dish made him stop and say,”that’s funny.” some mold was growing on the dishes (not too unusual) but all around the mold, the staph bacteria had been killed as penicillin notatum. Fleming announced his findings in 1929, but raised little interest. In recognition of contribution, Alexander Fleming was knighted in 1944. he was awarded a Nobel prize in 1945.

    Firstly, did Alexander only get knighted didn’t he get money or some sort of big prize and if he did what was his prize?
    Secondly, isn’t mold unhealthy for you because apparently Alexander found mold for penicillin and if it is healthy why do we throw molded food away?
    Thirdly, how many people exactly, did Alexander save and what did he save them from?

  7. Gabrielle B. :) says:

    Alexander Fleming was born in Scotland in 1881. Alexander grew up on an 800 acre farm with several siblings and step siblings. Fleming learned all about nature as a child. Alexander’s father passed away most of his siblings moved to London, England. Alexander moved to London when he was 14 with 3 other siblings. His oldest brother stayed and took care of the farm. Fleming attended school at the Polytechnic School in Regent Street. After he finished school he was employed by a shipping firm. Fleming didn’t enjoy his job. When a war started in 1900 Alexander and his two brothers joined a Scottish regiment. After words Fleming’s uncle passed away and left each child 250 pounds. Tom, Alexander’s brother wanted Fleming to get into studying medicine. Alec went into bacteriology. When world war I broke out lots of bacteriologists went to France to set up a hospital lab there. Fleming stayed behind of course. During the war Fleming created many inventions to help wounds. In 1928 Alexander was fixing up some Petri dishes where he was growing bacteria which was piled in the sink. He examined each one before throwing them away. He stopped and noticed some mold growing on one of them. It wasn’t to unusual but the mold had killed the bacteria. In 1929 Alexander Fleming told everyone about his finding. Alexander later named it Penicillin. Bacteria is figuring out ways to get stronger so Penicillin today is not very helpful for very strong bacteria.

  8. Cale says:

    Alexander Fleming was born in Scotland, he lived on a 800 acre farm. the children spent most of their time playing in streams. When their father died Alexander the eldest brother started to run the farm after. Another brother Tom had studied medicine and started a practice in London. Soon all four brothers and one sister all lived in London. When to Boer War started between the Africans and U.K, three of the brothers joined the Scottish 1st regiment. After Alexanders uncle died he left them all each 250 pounds. No Alexander went into medicine. Alexander had a choice of what medical school to go to. He choose St. Mary’s. After in 1905 he joined the rifle club after he was convinced by the director. Alexander would stay at St. Mary’s for the rest of his career. In 1909 a German physician named Paul Ehrlich made a cure for syphilis.

    Q1: Where did Flemming go to medical school?

    Q2:Who was the German that cured syphilis?

    Q3:How many pounds did his uncle leave him?

  9. Gabrielle B. :) says:

    How much bacteria can our body handle, does it depened how healthy we are?

    How many infections and diseases can bacteria cause?

  10. tyler says:

    Back in 1944 the first antibiotic was interposed to the public and it was to cure tuberculosis, salmonella, pneumonia. antibiotics where meant to be used to preserve there addictiveness. today about 80% of them are being fed to farm animals because it helps them grow faster and it helps the live in not healthy interments. it is making spore bugs that resist antibiotics its contaminating are water soil and food so we need to stop the drugged meat.

  11. sydney says:

    Sir Alexander Fleming grew up in a part of Scotland. When he was younger he and his family owned an 800 acre farm. Fleming was the 7th child of 8. When their father passed away the oldest brother took over the farm. 3 of the brothers had left to go pursue dreams. The youngest left when he was 14 years old. When their Uncle died they were each given 250 pounds of money.That would be approximately $460 today. That made the 2nd brothers medical career thrive. Fleming took top scores on an examination test. He soon had his choice of medical schools. Knowing little about each school he chose St. Mary’s because he had played water polo for them once and knew they might be a good school. He started studying surgeon work in the hospitals. The principal knew fleming was a great talent and he did not give up nowing Fleming had 2nd thoughts about going to St. Mary’s. Paul Ehrlich had developed a chemical for syphilis. Soon fleming took the work overand he got so invested people started calling him ” Private 606.” During world war 1 and 2 fleming started to develop new chemicals for the battle field. But this work was soon overshadowed. Back in the office where Fleming worked everything was chaos. But one day he was organizing and went to go pick up petri dishes thet were stacked together in the sink. Most of them had mold. One of them intrigued his imagination. There was one that had fought off mold around the outside and was slowly shrinking. He finally presented the work in 1929 but nobody was interested. A team of chemists and mold specialists took over the project. In World War 2 people got interested about his antibiotic called Penicillin. In recognition for all his hard work he got rewarded with a Noble Prize in 1945.
    Q1: Could you ever see your self becoming a scientist and why?
    Q2: Will there be more new superbugs stronger than any antibiotic we can produce.?
    Q3: How many people will die because we can not produce very many antibiotics anymore because there are so many new superbugs?

    • Mr. Bell says:

      Thanks for you summary Sydney. Your first question is terrific! What can you do to your other questions to make them open ended?

    • Gurisha says:

      Answer to question 1!

      Erm, no, I just have different passions, and I don’t really have an interest in being a scientist!

      • seth says:

        I do not see myself being a scientist because I am not very smart and I do not really want my future to have to do with chemicals and different types of bacteria.

        • Mr. Bell says:

          What? You certainly have the brains to be a scientist! Science falls into many categories beyound Chemistry and Biology. What about Physics? What about computer sciences such as gaming, programming, designing?

    • Gabrielle B. :) says:

      I cannot see myself becoming a scientist because it takes to much time in school.

      • Mr. Bell says:

        Science can be many things. Some choices require intensive school while other options may only take a few years.

        Quick Fix: lots of time = too much time.

    • matthew says:

      I think I could go into science as a carrer because I am really interested in all things but this is signifacant because u can only see the things you are reasearching by looking through a telescope

      • Mr. Bell says:

        Thanks Matthew! Remember your audience impacts your expectations when writing. Use ‘you’ for academic/school writing. ‘U’ can use ‘u’ when u r txting!

    • Kiira says:

      Q1. No beacause I enjoy the outdoors and I would never want to be in a lab for hours.

    • Mariah L says:

      Q1,
      No I could not see myself becoming a scientist because science does not interest me.

    • matthew :) says:

      There may be one that is stronger than any atibiotic and when that happens lets hope we have those ninja things to stop it

    • {TJ} says:

      Q1. I could never see my self becoming a scientist because I don’t like blood and I also would not want to test drugs and other medical pills.

  12. Mackenzie G says:

    Alexander grew up on a farm the when his dad died his older brother took over the farm. then Alexander moved to London and took up business and didn’t like so left that idea. then a war came out and Alec and his brother went and joined a regiment. When Alexanders uncle died left then all 250 dollars. Then when his brothers study of medicine didn’t work out tom encouraged Alec to take up medicine too. So Alexander did and took top ranking in his class. He had his choice of schools to go to. Alec chose St. Marrys because he played against them in water polo. He then joined the rifle club and stayed there for the rest of his career. When Paul Ehrlich invented chemical treatment for syphilis. The treatment was killing the patients he needed to make a new type of medicine. So Ehrlich took the treatment to London where Fleming became one of the very few physicians to administer salvarsan. Alexander developed such a busy practice they gave him a nickname “private 606”. when war broke out most of the staff went out and setup a hospital. They where dealing with so much infections that the solders were dying so quickly from them. Back in st Marys Fleming was looking for a effective antiseptic. He then discovered lysozyme in the body it is called tears. It did cause an effect but not against stronger infections. Alexanders findings were because of some mold. He then presented his findings in 1929. Then published a report about penicillin and its uses for British Journal of Experimental Pathology. Fleming’s work was the taken over by a team of chemists and mold specialists. The experiment was then cut short by the team dying and getting relocated. The war then took interest in penicillin.

  13. serena says:

    In the Us they have made it so that they can use drgs in their livetock. Now they are trying to get Canadian farmers to allow this. They have to call in a vet if they want there animals to be treated with antibiotics. Health care and vetrinarians have been fighting this for almost a decade. Humans can get sick from consuming meat or poultry that has bacteria on it and it can poison our souage sustem and it can develop a bacteria that is drug resistant. The use of antibiotics are shared equalley. And now we have a threat that is known as the supperbug. People are being killed because we are consuming them by what we eat and drink. Superbugs are everywhere in the water in our food and in the dirt. Now they are makeing our animals consume them and then it gets transfered to us. Because of this animals are growing more rapidley and can live in unhealthy coditions.
    q.1) What anibiotics are being used in the livestock?
    q.2)Why do people want to put drugs in animals?
    q.3) Are the animals healthier with antibiotics?

    • Mr. Bell says:

      Thanks for your summary Serena. Take a look at your questions and make some changes to eliminate yes/no answers.

    • Gabrielle B. :) says:

      People want to put antibiotics in animals to make their meat juicier and more flavour.

    • Alexa says:

      Question 2 (Answer)
      Farmers put drugs in their animals so that they can survive harsh places and enviorments, plus it makes them grow faster.

    • Mariah L says:

      Q2
      They put antibiotics in animals because they help them grow much faster and survive unhealthy conditions.

    • Sam says:

      Answer to question 2.

      People want to put drugs into animals because they do not want their livestock to die, especially at a young age (Like baby animals) because they want more profit.

    • Beau says:

      Q2 People put antibiotics in animals so they can grow faster, and live in unhealthy conditions.

      • Beau says:

        Q2 People put antibiotics in animals so they can grow faster, live in unhealthy conditions, and be sold a lot quicker.

  14. Damien says:

    This is what I learned from the documentary. The firsts antibiotic ever penicillin was released to the public in 1944. the antibiotic penicillin was able to kill any bacteria in the 19 hundreds penicillin was a miracle. now penicillin cant kill some Bactria and that bacteria is super bugs the super bugs the reason people are being killed by this is because its getting into our food and the super bug infects the humans witch will kill us and some animals off a lot faster. we need to find a cure or whats causing it so we can stop or else were going to be in the ground.

    Q:1 will some of the antibiotics that animals use harm us

    Q:2 are some animals immune to super bugs

    Q:3 how do super bugs get into the food

    Q:4 what will they do to stop this 🙂

    • Mr. Bell says:

      Thanks for you summary Damien. You’ve posed 2 great opened ended questions. Add the word ‘how’ to your first two questions. What changes do you see?

    • Brendan R. says:

      I belive that in a way that the stuff they put in the food of animals can hurt us because we then end up building an imunity to thesses antibiotics.

    • aliya says:

      Some of the antibiotics that are given to animals to make them grow faster are not good. What happens is those antibiotics that make animals speed up get into our body when we eat the animal and then that speed our growing which is not a good thing.

      • seth says:

        Superbugs get into the food because the farmers give the antibiotics to their farm animals to make then grow faster and then they kill them for us to eat and the antibiotics are still in the food.

  15. Sarah says:

    The video about the dangers of giving antibiotics to livestock is a very interesting video with lots of facts in it. It’s about warning people that it is dangerous to buy meat that is raised with antibiotics. 80% of all antibiotics are used on factory farm animals. These antibiotics were first introduced in 1944 and were called the miracle cure because they were used to treat diseases such as, Tuberculosis, Salmonella, and Pneumonia. Farmers feed their animals antibiotics because they make the farm animals grow faster, and enable them to survive through unhealthy conditions. But, because of this our soil, water and the food we eat are getting contaminated, and this system is creating antibiotic resistant superbugs that make all of us vulnerable to all diseases, that those antibiotics once cured.
    Q1: Why do antibiotics affect animals but not always humans?
    Q2:If the farm animals get fed antibiotics could it make the people who eat the meat sick or just make them vulnerable to diseases?
    Q3:Why do the antibiotics make the farm animals grow faster?

  16. Madison says:

    Antibiotics were discovered in 1929/1944 they were know as a miracle drug. Being used to cure tuberculosis,salmonella and pneumonia But now about 80% of our antibiotics are being used in animal food factory farms. The antibiotics increases and rush the growing rate in the animals body structures, but by doing this the farms have created a super bug the is resistant to antibiotics. It is infecting our waters and even our food supply (meat really). This bug has killed at the least 23,000 people with no cure the bug is and has to be sugary removed,this pursuer is highly danger us because if the bug moved deeper in the doctors / sergeant would not be able to remove the bug, evidently the person caring the bug would die. So please help support the case to save thousands of lives each day run ageist giving antibiotics to our food sores.

  17. Mackenzie G says:

    why did alexender take up medicine?

    how long did he study penicillin?

    why did all of his family move to London?n penicillin

    • Kiira says:

      Flemmings family moved to London because his brother Tom had studied medicine and was opening a practice in London.

  18. Gurisha says:

    When antibiotics were first invented in 1944, they could cure some of the most deadly diseases, such as salmonella,pneumonia and many other diseases. Over time the bad bacteria, started getting immune to these antibiotics. Soon there was a super bug that was immune to penicillen. Antibiotics are also used in livestock, mostly pork, to make them grow faster, and/or put more meat in them. Second, they keep them in very small steel pens, where they barely fit, giving them open wounds and infected cuts. Therefore, we can all draw a conclusion that antibiotics should not be used on livestock.

    Q1 Why dont people just let animals grow on there own pace?

    Q2 Who got the idea of doing this to animals?

    Q3 When did this first take place?

    • Mr. Bell says:

      Thanks for you summary Gurisha. Take a look at your questions, the first one is terrific! However, the last 2 are not open ended. How can you fix this?

      • Gurisha says:

        Well, for the second question, I could add why they started using antibiotics in the first place.
        For the third question, I could include where this started.

    • aliya says:

      people wont let them grow on there own pace because they dont care about the animals all they want is the money for selling them and the faster they grow the faster they get tyere money.

    • Alexa says:

      Question 1 (Answer)
      People do not let animals grow at their own pace because when they grow faster they can be eaten and packaged faster. (Money faster)

    • matthew :) says:

      Q 1
      because there is a high damand for food and if they dont grow fast the farmers will lose money

    • Kiira says:

      Farmers don’t usually let animals grow on their own pace because they want more meat on the animals.

    • Sam says:

      A: to questions #1. The animals grow slowly and die often, farmers give anti biotics to these animals so they don’t die. Farmers do this because they need money to survive, and often do not care about their animals.

  19. Cale says:

    Redo of Questions:

    Q1:Where did he go to medical school and why did he choose that school?

    Q2:Where did they originate and who discovered a cure for syphilis?

    Q3:how many brothers and sister did Flemming have?

  20. {TJ} says:

    The Ontario Medical Association wants the federal and provincial governments to crack down on Antibiotic use in farming. The organization is issuing a call to arms on the problem of antibiotic resistance, Warning the world is in danger of losing these drugs because of misuse. The OMA says Ontario should ban the use of antibiotics as a growth promoters in food animal production.

    Do you think that they should ban antibiotic in livestock and if you do think they should keep it, why is it a good idea?

  21. Alexa says:

    When I watched the short video about the dangers of giving antibiotics to livestock I learned that antibiotics were first introduced in 1944. Firstly, those pills treated tuberculosis, salmonella and pneumonia. Secondly, I soon learned after that 80% of all antibiotics are used for factory farm animals. Therefore, I thought it was shocking that people feed factory farm animals pills so that they can live in harsh places and grow faster. Henceforth, this system is creating antibiotic resistant superbugs. Additionally, those superbugs are contaminating our soil, our water, and the food we eat. Lastly, the video tells us we can help by supporting meet with out drugs and stop the superbugs.

    Questions
    Why do 80% go to factory farm animals and only 20% go to other causes?
    Does only farm animal meet have superbugs or is there some in plants we eat?
    So if they are in the food we eat will they affect us, if so what would get rid of them?

  22. Garet says:

    The whole thing is pretty much about how penicillin was the best antibiotic around 1944 discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming when he figured out how the mouldy bread had penicillin which after wold war 2 he took interest in mold again when they first used it, it was the best antibiotic they had ever used and was near instant effect. About a year after though they noticed an immunity to the penicillin as the super bugs formed mutating rapidly they could become immune to lots of antibiotics used on them and if you don’t use all the medicine you are prescribed they could become immune because they may still be alive. From 1966 to 2002 is how long vancomycin worked after they discovered it, after that most antibiotics only really worked for about a year until immunities were reported. It was 1945 that Sir Alexander Fleming was awarded a nobel prize.

    Q. How long did linezolid last until there were immunities reported?

    Q. What was one of Sir Alexander Fleming’s brothers name?

    Q. What were two activities Sir Alexanders Fleming did a lot?

  23. beau says:

    This is what I learned from the meat without drugs documentary. The first antibiotic {Penicillin} was presented in 1944. The antibiotic was able to kill any type of bacteria such as, Tuberculosis, Salmonella, and Pneumonia. In the 1900 hundreds this antibiotic was known as a miracle cure. Now the world is facing an even bigger threat the super bugs, the super bugs are now contaminating the water, soil and the food we eat. The reason humans are being killed by the bacteria is because now farm animals are having to use the antibiotic. Secondly the animals grow more rapidly and are able to live in unhealthy conditions. In conclusion scientists need to find a cure or we could be in serious trouble.

    Q1 How do the super bugs mutate?

    Q2 What type of animals do the super bugs contaminate?

    Q3 How long will it take to find a cure?

  24. Mariah L says:

    Antibiotics were first introduced in 1944 by Alexander Fleming. At first they were used to treat a wide variety of diseases and infections such as Tuberculosis, Salmonella and Pneumonia. Basically they were considered a miracle curer. However, now 80% of all antibiotics are used on factory farm animals the antibiotics are used to make the animals grow much faster and enable them to survive unhealthy conditions. This system is causing antibiotic resistant superbugs making us all vulnerable to diseases that they once cured.

    Do you think there is a cure for this?

    Do you think that they will stop using animals?

    Are they allowed?

  25. Kiira says:

    Sir Alexander Flemming grew up on a farm in Scotland. He was raised along with 8 other siblings. These children spent most of their time playing around the streams, valleys and the countryside. They loved going outside and observing nature. One of his brothers studied in medicine he had opened a practice in London. Shortly after that all the Flemming children moved to London and continued with life. Flemmings uncle had died and left them with 250 pounds, Alec’s brother had later encouraged him to put his money towards the study of medicine. In 1909 German chemist-physician Paul Ehrlich developed a chemical treatment for syphilis. Felmming became one of the very few physicians to administer syphilis, after which he began a busy practice. When Sir Alexander Femmming went through world war II he saw how many soldiers were dying from injurious and infections he was determined to develop a medicine. In 1928 Alexander was washing dishes and came upon a pile of dishes that had some bacteria, He shortly came across a dish that had some unusually mold. Sir Flemming took and portion home and began to research the mold. later specified as penicillium notatum. Although he raised very little interest among people he still continued to grow the mold. Alexander Fleming was knighted in 1944. With Chain and Florey he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1945.

    Q1 Did Sir Alexander Flemmings brother ever go far with his studies?

    Q2 Did Alexander Flemming have a mother?

    Q3 How did Alexander Flemming pass?

  26. KoBeBSH123 says:

    Alexander Fleming was born in Scotland and lived on a 800 acre farm. But he got encouraged by his brother Tom to join the business. In 1905 he found himself working as surgeon and then he switch to a bacteriology but in 1909. German chemist-physician Paul Ehrlich developed a chemical treatment for syphilis. Through out Fleming life he work in his lab with his team and went to school.

    Q1:What was Fleming nickname in 1909?
    Q2:How do super bugs get into the foods?
    Q3:When did this first take place?

    • seth says:

      Superbugs get in the food because the farmers give their animals antibiotics to make them grow faster then they kill them and the antibiotics are still in the food when we eat it.

  27. Sam says:

    Sir Alexander Fleming was a genuis of his time, created the first anti biotic, Penicillin.
    Over time anti biotics became overused in hospitals and other places, creating Penicillin resitant bugs. Q: How many new drugs do factories need to produce before these bugs are eliminated? Of course another anti biotic was made stoping the bugs temporarily, but not completely eliminating infections. This new drug was called Vancomycin which did the job until 1992, when the bugs became resistant to this drug. Alhough another drug was now worthless, a drug that was made at the same time as Vancomycin proved useful for ONE year. Q: Will these drug resistant bugs or superbugs, ever be exterminated, and if so how will they be dealt with?
    Anti biotics were produced all the way to 2005, regularly being shut down because of these superbugs. These superbugs grow in strenght because hospitals are unsanitary so infections spread around, forcing medics to overuse the drugs, transforming bugs into SUPERBUGS! Q: Mistakes happen, how many mistakes with these drugs could happen before the bugs become resistant?

  28. Asia says:

    In 1944, Alexander Fleming introduced something called anti-biotics. They were used to fight off lots of infections and dieseases including tuberculosis, pneumonia, and salmonella. Except now 80% are being used for a different use, on farm animals. When used on the animals, they grow much faster and make them able to survive unhealthy conditions. It’s creating superbugs which are resistant to superbugs, and making us able to get diseases they fixed with antibiotics.

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