Mon, 09/25/2017 - 6:16pm

bacteria

Superbugs are on the Rise, and the Future of Antibiotics is at Stake

Ouch. I scratched myself shaving this morning. 

It stung a little. Just to be safe I washed it off and then put a dab of antibiotic ointment on it. No problem. 

But the question being asked more and more is: for how long will the antibiotic method continue to work? 

The sad fact is we may be entering what scientists are calling the post-antibiotic era. If this is the case, that scratch I happened to get while shaving this morning could turn out to be fatal. It’s all thanks to superbugs—more formally known as drug-resistant bacteria.  

Oh Shuck!: Lesson Plan

Determine the value of oysters as a marine resource and food source, and learn how researchers are studying Vibrio (a type of bacteria found in some raw oysters) to help determine if there are certain times of year that are safer to harvest and eat the oysters found in coastal North Carolina.

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