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Q1: What statement is correct?

A. Antibiotic resistance is only a problem in parts of the world where the sale of antibiotics is unregulated.

B. Antibiotic resistance is only a problem for patients who will undergo advanced medical procedures such as hip replacements, caesarian sections or chemotherapy.

C. Antibiotic resistance is a global problem that in different ways affects people around the world.

 

Q2: What is the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance?

A. A plan, adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2015, containing strategic objectives that indicate what efforts the world should focus on in order to ensure access and availability to effective antimicrobials for treatment of infectious diseases for as long as possible.

B. A plan developed by the UN that describes what research areas member states should prioritize in order to prolong the usefulness of antimicrobials.

C. A plan developed by the global network ReAct that aims to inspire diverse stakeholders, policy makers included, to global action on antimicrobial resistance.

 

Q3:  What is the priority pathogen list?

A. A list of especially pathogenic bacteria that physicians working at infectious disease clinics commonly refer to when evaluating what particular pathogens that should be treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics.

B. A list developed by the WHO that indicates for which pathogens there is a particularly pressing need for development of new antibiotics.

C. A list showing what pathogens that must be subjected to antibiotic susceptibility testing before antibiotic treatment of patients can be initiated.

 

Q4: Please describe which alternative below that lists three actions individuals can take to help slow down the spread and emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

A. Eat less meat, use clothes made out of antibacterial fabric, take antibiotics as soon as possible upon an infection.

B. Eat less meat, get vaccinated and self-medicate infections.

C. Get vaccinated, cook meat thoroughly and do not use antibiotics unnecessarily.

 

Q5: Countries are encouraged by the WHO to set up national action plans on ABR. What focus areas should such plans ideally include?

A. A strategy for surveillance and monitoring of antibiotic resistance, a plan for how to decrease the need for antibiotics and a strategy for how to deal with non-human use of antibiotics.

B. A strategy for optimizing access and rational use of antibiotics and a plan for relevant research activities.

C. All of the above.

 

Q6: What disadvantages are there to use antibiotics?

A. Use of antibiotics contributes to antibiotic resistance and can be associated with side effects such as diarrhea, disruption of the normal flora and allergic reactions.

B. On individual level, there are no disadvantages of using antibiotics.

C. A long-term side effect of antibiotic use is an increased risk for development of dementia.

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