What happens to our body under the influence of antibiotics? What are resistant bacteria? Why is it a problem if we take antibiotics unnecessarily? These topics are being dealt with in the fourth part of Semmelweis University’s animated film series.
A new episode of the educational series explains the mechanism of action, advantages and disadvantages of antibiotics, as well as the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
The best known antibiotic, penicillin, was discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming. Thanks to this medicine, far fewer people die from bacterial infections today than they did 100 years ago.
The short film entitled Antibiotics – Why Caution is Important can be viewed here (in Hungarian):
The animated film was prepared by the film team of Semmelweis University’s Directorate of Communication and Event Management (animation: Bettina Gál). Antibiotics – Why caution is important was reviewed by Dr. Tamás Tábi from the Department of Pharmacodynamics.