Course: Antibiotic Resistance - The Silent Tsunami  –  Part 4

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Check your understanding of the course by completing this final quiz. You can download an answer key at the bottom of the page.

Q1. What is a multidrug-resistant bacterium or a “superbug”?

  1. A very pathogenic bacterium capable of causing life-threatening infections.
  2. A bacterium that is resistant to several antibiotic


Q2. What areas of the world suffer most from the burden of antibiotic resistance?

  1. Low- and middle-income countries
  2. High-income countries
  3. The problem is equally severe in all parts of the world


Q3. Why is antibiotic treatment often not used for mild throat or skin infections?

  1. Skin and throat infections are always caused by viruses.
  2. All bacteria causing these types of infections are already resistant to the relevant antibiotics.
  3. The human immune system can often clear these kinds of infections on its own.


Q4. Why are antibiotics used in livestock production and animal farming?

  1. They are not used at all.
  2. They are only used for treatment of infected animals.
  3. They are used for treatment and prevention of disease and for growth promotion.


Q5. How much of the human use of antibiotics is unnecessary?

  1. Almost none.
  2. About 50%.
  3. About 20%.


Q6. Could vaccination against viral diseases slow down the antibiotic resistance development?

  1. No. Protection from viral diseases has nothing to do with antibiotic resistance development since antibiotics are only used for treating bacterial infections.
  2. Yes. Protection from viral diseases will decrease the use of antibiotics, which in turn will affect the antibiotic resistance development.


Q7. In poor countries, insufficient access to antibiotics is currently a bigger problem than antibiotic resistance.

  1. True.
  2. False.


Q8. There is not much I can do to affect antibiotic resistance development.

  1. True
  2. False



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