Major Quest Outline

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Major Quest Outline
Name: Madison Underwood
Thesis: Bacteria is becoming resistant to antibiotics and will eventually cause an apocalypse.
Body:
I. Understanding antibiotic resistance is vital in understanding the argument.
A. In the passage, General Background: About Antibiotic Resistance, the author gives a description of antibiotic resistance saying, “antibiotic resistance occurs when an antibiotic has lost its ability to effectively control on kill bacteria growth; bacteria are resistance and continue to multiply.” The author is saying that antibiotic resistance takes place when an antibiotic can no longer kill the bacteria because the bacteria has grown stronger and continues to grow stronger.
B. Bacteria has become resistant to antibiotics
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According to Ron Dagan, acute otitis media (middle ear infection) are most common in kids 3 months old to 3 years old. (Dagan p. 1). In Clinical Bacteriology of Recurrent Otitis Media with Effusion, it states, “antibiotic resistance has increased due to indiscriminate overuse and misuse of antibiotics.” The overuse of an antibiotic and/or using the wrong antibiotic to treat the sickness has made bacteria more resistant to the antibiotics. Later on in the passage, Dagan adds, “we collected nine hundred middle ear fluid samples for six hundred fifty four pediatric patients who underwent ventilation tube insertion due to OME…” “Antibiotic sensitivity tests showed that the two groups differed in sensitivity to penicillin and erythromycin, but no other antibiotics.” (Article abstract).Out of the nine hundred samples they took, the group showed the bacteria was defeated by the antibiotic penicillin and the antibiotic erythromycin but the other antibiotics didn’t touch the bacteria. The experiment showed people only two antibiotics were fighting off the bacteria. The two of which are being over used and over time will no longer work. If the bacteria continues to grow bigger and better, the antibiotics for ear infections aren’t going to work which leads to hearing loss, even to the extent of going

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