Antimicrobial Agents NURS 6521 Week 8 assignment - Running Head Antimicrobial Agents 1 Antimicrobial Agents Advance Pharmacology NURS 6521 Dacia

Antimicrobial Agents NURS 6521 Week 8 assignment - Running...

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Running Head: Antimicrobial Agents 1Antimicrobial AgentsAdvance Pharmacology NURS 6521Dacia Woessner Walden UniversityApril 20, 2016
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Antimicrobial Agents2IntroductionThere are several different types of infections. There is bacteria, fungi, protozoans, and viruses. All of these infections affect the body in different ways and, all of these infections require different types of treatment. For example, even though bacterial and viral infections have similarities such as spreading through cough, or sneeze, contaminated surfaces, and kissing an infected person they cannot be treated with medication the same way. For a bacterial infection, antibiotics would be the choice of treatment. However, antibiotics are not effective against viruses. Viruses are much more difficult to treat and require a vaccine. Although there have been many successes with vaccines such as polio and the measles, there are still many viruses that are untreatable with a vaccine. A fungi infection can get into your lungs or on the skin. Fungi infections develop through spores in the air. Fungi can also live in the soil, on plants, and in water. Most treatment for a fungal infection is a topical antifungal Infection by a protozoan or a parasite can also be challenging to treat. Many symptoms present themselves as flu- like symptoms such as a cough, fever, nausea, and vomiting. There is also intestinal protozoa that is spread by fecal- oral route and can be easily spread. Mode of transmission of these flagellated
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