Unformatted text preview: A nightmare for global health and researchers has begun. Certain diseases have become resistant to all antibiotics. For these few diseases, the death rates have begun to rise again after a steady decline. In American culture and many other countries around the world, the word “bacteria” has taken on a very negative connotation. People must realize that bacteria are a natural component in life that is necessary for humans to live. Bacteria can actually help humans fight off diseases by competing with rare bacteria that could harm us. With the negative connotation comes an obsession with ridding our world of bacteria with antibacterial substances. If we overuse antibacterial substances, we will create bacteria that will be resistant to antibacterials and antibiotics. Question 2) How can we reverse the stigma of bacteria and balance cleanliness and living with safe bacteria....
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This document was uploaded on 10/28/2011 for the course ANTH 319 at UNC.
- Fall '10