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Antibiotic Resistance Trivia

1. What antibiotic resistant fungus, first identified in 2009, has recently spread to the United States?
2. How many people die annually in the United States alone from infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria (CDC estimate)?
3. How many antibiotic resistant infections caused by Salmonella and Campylobacter transmitted through food occur in the United States annually (CDC estimate)?
4. What causes the spread of antibiotic resistance?
5. What bacteria developed resistance to penicillin after it became widely used in the 1940s?
6. What “super bug” was found on the beaches of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro where sailors competed in 2016 Summer Olympics?
7. The mcr-1 gene can make bacteria resistant to which antibiotic used as a last resort for some multidrug-resistant infections?
8. In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered this green mold could kill or prevent growth of many common bacteria that cause illness in humans.
9. Which of these common infections are caused by viruses and should not be treated with antibiotics?
10. What can patients do to prevent antibiotic resistance?