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"A fight in your body" shows the fight against antibiotics

Monday, November 12, 2018 will take place in ARTIS-Micropia during World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018 "A fight in your body" launched. This new path through the microbial museum shows what antibiotics are, where they come from and what antibiotic resistance is actually. Visitors also discover the consequences of resistance to public health and what they can do to stop antibiotic resistance.

Route through Micropia

Micropia developed this new route through the museum together with the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Micropia wants to make a wide audience enthusiastic about microbiology; science of the smallest and most powerful life on earth. Antibiotics are often used for bacterial infections, but are originally natural substances. These substances derive from nature. Microbes make antibiotics there to eliminate their bacterial competitors. As a medicine, they have a similar effect in the body. They kill pathogenic bacteria. For example, antibiotics have saved millions of lives in recent decades.

More and more bacteria are unfortunately resistant to antibiotics. If you use antibiotics too often or incorrectly, pathogens can become insensitive. Sometimes even for almost all antibiotics. Antibiotics will no longer be able to do their work and it will be harder to get better again. What you can do with this, you see in Micropia with the route "A fight in your body". Discover how bacteria quickly adapt to antibiotics, and how they spread through our hands. The route is until spring.

Laboratory tells about antibiotic resistance

Incorrect and excessive use of antibiotics often lies in the root of the development of resistant bacteria. It is therefore important that antibiotics are used properly, and that doctors only prescribe these medicines if it is really necessary. Micropia's laboratory technician shows why antibiotics do not work for cold or flu, watching the future of antibiotics. Until the beginning of March, Micropia technicians will tell you about antibiotic resistance every day, 1 o'clock and 4 o'clock

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Author: RIVM

How do we keep and our environment healthy? It is the challenge facing several local, national and international governments and professionals every day. The Norwegian Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) conducts research, assists and supports the government in this challenge.

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