What you don’t know about antibiotics could be harming your health. Take the quick quiz below to find out what you should know!
In the U.S., we are all pretty familiar with antibiotics, but how much do you really know about them?
Did you know that the over-use of antibiotics is creating “superbugs,” for which there is no known cure? And did you know that the creator of modern antibiotics actually warned us of this more than 50 years ago?
Long before “superbugs” were making any headlines, Sir Alexander Fleming had this to say shortly after he accepted the Nobel Prize for developing penicillin…
“The microbes are educated to resist penicillin and a host of penicillin-fast organisms is bred out… In such cases the thoughtless person playing with penicillin is morally responsible for the death of the man who finally succumbs to infection with the penicillin–resistant organism. I hope this evil can be averted.”
Unfortunately, this foreshadowing is coming true; we’ve been abusing these drugs for years – and we are about to see the results of this in a big, big way, as superbugs become a major global health issue. (I’ll share more on this in a future post, but for now, let’s see how much you already know about the problem of antibiotic-resistance…)
This quick quiz will test your knowledge about antibiotics, as well as share some knowledge to help you and your loved ones make wiser decisions when it comes to using them: