WONDER #1175: Why Are There So Many Antibiotics?

Question 1 of 3

Antibiotics are used to fight what disease-causing microbes?

  1. bacteria
  2. viruses
  3. protozoa
  4. all of the above

Question 2 of 3

Overuse of antibiotics has led to some bacteria becoming resistant to treatment be antibiotics, which is called what?

  1. viruses
  2. antibiotic resistance
  3. pneumonia
  4. none of the above

Question 3 of 3

Which of the following is an example of a disease that is harder to treat today because of antibiotic resistance?

  1. tuberculosis
  2. ear infection
  3. pneumonia
  4. all of the above

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