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  1. Antibiotics fight infections caused by:

    You Answered:
    Correct Answer: Bacteria

    See Glossary: Bacteria and Virus

  2. Bacteria are germs that cause colds and flu.

    You Answered:
    Correct Answer: False

    Learn more: If You Have a Cold or Flu, Antibiotics Won't Work For You!

  3. Which of these illnesses should be treated with antibiotics?

    You Answered:
    Correct Answer: Strep Throat

    Learn more: What Everyone Should Know and Do

  4. Infections can become resistant to antibiotics.

    You Answered:
    Correct Answer: True

    Learn more: Why are bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics?

  5. I can prevent antibiotic-resistant infections when I:

    You Answered:
    Correct Answer:
    a) don't take an antibiotic for a viral infection
    b) don't save an antibiotic for the next time I am sick
    c) don't take an antibiotic prescribed for someone else
    d) take my antibiotic exactly as my healthcare provider tells me

    Learn more: How can you help prevent antibiotic resistance?

  6. What can happen if I get an antibiotic-resistant infection?

    You Answered:
    Correct Answer:
    a) I may have a longer-lasting illness
    b) I may have to visit my doctor more
    c) I may require hospitalization
    d) I may need more costly medicine that may cause side effects

    Learn more: Why should I be concerned about antibiotic resistance?

  7. Alexander Fleming discovered the first antibiotic in 1927. What was the antibiotic named?

    You Answered:
    Correct Answer: Penicillin

    Learn more: What is an antibiotic?

  8. Antibiotic resistance has been called one of the world's most pressing public health problems.

    You Answered:
    Correct Answer: True

    Learn more: Why should I be concerned about antibiotic resistance?

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