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i heard in the news that some people are resistent to antibiotics. what i like to know if anyone can help me is: who is more prone to be resistent to antibiotics. and can this happen to anybody even if they are not prone to it at the time. I hope this makes sence.
 

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Hi Sushi!

This usually means that the strain of bacteria causing the infection is resistant to antibiotics, not the person. Over time, many diseases become more difficult to stop with the "normal" antibiotics. This happens when some of the bacteria survive treatment, and develop an "immunity" to the antibiotic that was used. They reproduce, creating even more bacteria that have "immunity." This has happened with strains of staph infections, tuberculosis, pneumonia, etc.

Hope that helps!

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thank you very much wifajax, this did help very much :)
 
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