Unformatted text preview: Biology 301 Infectious Disease & Society Antibiotics What "In are antibiotics? common usage, an antibiotic is a substance or compound (also called chemotherapeutic agent) that kills or inhibits the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics belong to the group of antimicrobial compounds, i.e., those for treating infections caused by microorganisms, including viruses, fungi, and protozoa."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antibiotic Antibiotics "a substance produced by or a semisynthetic substance derived from a microorganism and able in dilute solution to inhibit or kill another microorganism"
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antibiotics Antibiotics "Antibiotic: A drug used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms. Originally, an antibiotic was a substance produced by one microorganism that selectively inhibits the growth of another. Synthetic antibiotics, usually chemically related to natural antibiotics, have since been produced that accomplish comparable tasks." http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=8121 Antibiotics "a low-molecular-weight compound that can inhibit growth of or kill microorganisms" (Salyers 2002) "a chemical that kills bacteria or inhibits their growth" (Campbell 1999) Antibiotics "In 1928, Sir Alexander Fleming observed that colonies of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus could be destroyed by the mold Penicillium notatum, proving that there was an antibacterial agent there, in principle. This principle later lead to medicines that could kill certain types of disease-causing bacteria inside the body."
How do antibiotics work? Brief Overview of Antibiotics (Reference chart Nuflor) Gallery [no narration ] Animation Penicillin mode of action Antibiotics Example of manufacturer's guidelines for phys Zithroamax fact sheet) fact sheet Bayer-Cipro Source: Commercial insight: antibacterials (Datamonitor/IMS Health, London, December 2006). http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v24/n12/full/nbt1206-1512.html Antibiotics What is antibiotic resistance, and what threats does it pose to humans? Resistance Antibiotic What are the major sources of antibiotic resistance? Vaccines What are Vaccines? "A vaccine is a biological preparation that establishes or improves immunity to a particular disease. Vaccines can be prophylactic (e.g. to prevent or ameliorate the effects of a future infection by any natural or "wild" pathogen), or therapeutic (e.g. vaccines against cancer are also being investigated; see cancer vaccine). The term vaccine derives from Edward Jenner's 1796 use of the term cow pox (Latin variol vaccin, adapted from the Latin vaccn-us, from vacca cow), which, when administered to humans, provided them protection against smallpox." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccine Vaccines "a preparation of killed microorganisms, living attenuated organisms, or living fully virulent organisms that is administered to produce or artificially increase immunity to a particular disease"
History of Vaccines "The early vaccines were inspired by the concept of variolation originating in China, in which a person is deliberately infected with a weak form of smallpox as a form of inoculation. Jenner observed that milkmaids who had contact with cowpox did not get smallpox. He discovered that deliberate vaccination with cowpox (which has very mild effect in humans) would prevent smallpox (which is often fatal). Jenner's work was continued by Louis Pasteur and others in the 19th century. Since vaccination against smallpox was much safer than smallpox inoculation, the latter fell into disuse and was eventually banned in England in 1849. The 19th and 20th centuries saw the introduction of several successful vaccines against a number of infectious diseases. These included bacterial and viral diseases, but not (to date) any parasitic diseases."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccine Vaccines General CDC Vaccine Animation Homepage on Vaccine Safety Vaccines
1. 2. 3. 4. Types of Vaccines Killed organism- inoculating a person with the killed form of an organism produces the appropriate immune response. (flu, plague, hepatitis A) Attenuated live organism- a weakened form of the pathogen is cultivated and introduced to the subject. (Tuberculosis, measles, rubella) Toxiods- adapted form of a toxin used by a pathogen is introduced (cholera, diptheria) Sub unit- a portion of the organism (cell wall protein, envelope protein, etc.) will create the desired immune response. Vaccines Novel DNA Ex. Vaccines Vaccines
Malaria 4-Gene Vaxart Oral delivery mechanism Vaccine Overview animation McGraw-Hill Disease "A condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning and is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms".
(http://aolsvc.merriam-webster.aol.com/dictionary/disease) "A disease is an abnormal condition of an organism that impairs bodily functions and can be deadly. It is also defined as a way of the body harming itself in an abnormal way, associated with specific symptoms and signs".
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disease) "An infection that causes symptoms" (Salyers 2002) Disease Most people, when defining disease, focus on two key concepts:
1. 2. The impairment/destruction of normal body function(s). The manifestation of signs and/or symptoms Discussion point: Asymptomatic Carriers Signs vs. Symptoms Sign: Any objective evidence of disease. Gross blood in the stool is a sign of disease. It can be recognized by the patient, doctor, nurse, or others. is, by its nature, subjective. Abdominal pain is a symptom. It is something only the patient can know.
(http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=5493) Symptom Disease: The evolution of assessment The impairment or destruction of normal body function. you know what normal looks like, you'll have a better chance of recognizing the abnormality" Ray Yamrus, Head Athletic
Trainer, George Mason University (commentary on graduate radiology course) "If Movie Discussion Questions / Group Activity Name 5 conditions of illness that tend to have a "negative" social connotation and why you believe that have that connotation. are 5 major sociological barriers to coordinated efforts (emergency response) against highly infectious diseases? What ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course BIOL 301 taught by Professor Kocache,m during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.
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