Antibiotic Resistance By Holden Wright

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The article ‘Antibiotic Resistance’ is written by Holden Wright. Holden Wright has a degree in Pharmacology and is currently working in the Pathology Department at St. Thomas Hospital.
This article is written because of the increasing emergence of antibiotics resistant bacteria. Antibiotics and similar drugs are called antimicrobial agents, have been used for the last 70 years to treat patients who have infectious diseases. These antibiotics may either kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. These drugs have been used so widely and for so long that the infectious organisms the antibiotics are designed to kill have adapted to them, making the drugs less effective. This occurs when the bacteria acquired antibiotic resistance genes. With this we know that only taking antibiotic when is really necessary or prescribe by a doctor or professional is the way to go. It is also clear that the writer is trying to inform us on the problems faced by the population and urge us to not follow their footstep.
The main idea of this article is to use the antibiotics correctly and importance of finding new classes of
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But, bacteria will develop resistance due to their high replication and DNA mutation rates. Extensive mutation and selective pressure create the perfect breeding ground to develop resistant genes, which enable the bacteria to find a way of surviving the attack by antibiotics. The information given by author is factual to everyone because he explains how the antibiotic resistance will formed based on scientific facts and these affect can be seen in real life. Moreover, his information is also supported by statistics and researches of others. The opinions given by him are really precise and accurate. One of his opinions includes the major cause of these antibiotic resistance bacterial emerging is because people do not finish their

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