Friday, February 16, 2018

This is the location of the field trip

9am  Feb 21
5380 Victoria Drive
 37th and Victoria

Friday, February 9, 2018

Protozoa Notes


This is a link on Protozoa.  Go over these notes.  Make notes on these notes.  There will be an open notes quiz on this, as well as on your disease table assignment.  

Protozoa are our final organism in microbiology. In your disease table assignment, use the internet (search "CDC" and ) research these protozoan disesases: Add them to your table of disease.  

African Sleeping Sickness
Red tide, paralytic shellfish poisoning

We will continue the presentations next day

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Bacteria in our environment

Divide the AGAR plate into four parts and collect microbes from four different sources.
Think of an experiment you can run for example, whose hands are dirtier? etc and think of sampling and growing microbes from different sources to answer your questions

Research Question:    Which has more microbes...?

Monday, January 29, 2018

Rise of Superbugs, NDM-1 and XDRTB

Before 1920, bacterial infections were very difficult to treat.  When antibiotics came into use, they appeared to be a miracle drug, killing all bacteria.  Now, natural selection has caused the emergence of superbugs, or antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Watch the following video and answer the questions below as you watch. Write your answers in pen.
Your presentations on disease is due NEXT PERIOD.  The questions below are due Jan 30, 2018 during class

1.  What kinds of common procedures in hospitals can cause infections?  What was the procedure in the first case?
2.   What are some symptoms of infections of  this superbug?
3.   Everybody who takes antibiotics are giving a chance for a superbug.  Explain how overuse of antibiotics can cause superbugs
4.  In some countries, there is no antibiotic policy.  How can this lead to superbugs?
5.   What is scary about the "NDM-1" gene discovered in India?
6.   Indian researchers suggested that there ought to be international wartime measures to control antibiotics.  What kind of measures did they suggest?
7.   What is the only toxic antibiotic that can kill NDM-1?
8.    In Greece, a patient came home with a superbug.  In the absence of antibiotics, how did they treat the infected bowel?
9.    Drug resistant XDRTB has a high rate of death.  How does the hospital protect other patients from the TB patient?
10.   Why don't Pharmaceutical companies do more to create more antibiotics?
11.   Why is bleach cleaning one of the solutions for hospitals?
12.  If antibiotic won't work, what is the only solution to remove bacteria?

13.  Look on the internet to discover what drugs can be used against
a.   NDM-1
b.   XDRTB

14.  Write about what you would do to prevent antibiotic resistance?

put your name on your sheet and hand it in

Thursday, January 25, 2018


 a few more questions

Disease assignment


1.  the presentation answers all the questions /5
2.  you summarize the information in an engaging way  /5
3.  you include photographs to tell your story /10
4.  You offer insightful commentary and opinion on this topic which shows you did your reading 

What was the disease caused by, which microbe? 
What are the symptoms of the disease? 
What was the disease vector?
Who became ill? What factors influenced and exacerbated the disease outbreak?
How did people respond to treat the disease?
What measures were taken to control the spread of disease?
Show us some pictures

1.  Ebola: 
a.      Describe the disease

News articles


2.     2.  ZIKA outbreak in South America. It was linked to Guillain Barre Syndrome and microencephaly.
a.      Describe the disease Zika  https://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html

News articles


b.      News articles on treatment
c.     outbreak details



6.  Flesh eating disease caused by streptococcus

DISEASE OVERVIEW QUESTIONS.  Many diseases may be affecting a population at the same time. What is the community affected by many diseases
What are the factors that makes this community more vulnerable to the diseases mentioned. What are recommendations for reducing the disease


d.     HEALTH PROBLEMS OF THE DOWNTOWN EAST SIDE:  A variety of diseases can affect people living in extreme poverty.  What diseases are the most common and what are the challenges to treatment? Write an overview of the diseases and describe how health workers are responding. http://www.bcmj.org/articles/pain-and-wasting-main-and-hastings-perspective-vancouver-native-health-society-medical-clin

e.      EFFECT OF WAR ON MEDICAL TREATMENT:  MEDICENS SANS FRONTIERES:  DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS an independent organization. The attack in Kabul on MSF clinic, the apology by president Obama.  And head of msf Dr.Joanne Lui “received” the apology but did not accept it. What happened in the attack in Kunduz?  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-attack-msf-idUSKCN0S10SX20151007