What is bacteria and how do we combat it?
What exactly is bacteria?
- Bacteria is a microorganism that exists all over our world.
- Our body contains an overwhelming 40 million bacterial cells on average!
- Bacteria thrives on damp and high-touch surfaces.
Bacteria tends to multiply by increasing in size then dividing itself with a chance of a new mutation.
Why can bacteria be dangerous?
- When certain bacteria enters your body it’ll eat away at your cells resulting in a bacterial infection.
- Although millions of bacterial cells already exist on our bodies, there’s some bacteria that can pose imminent danger.
What are some examples of bacterial infections?
- streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat)
- staphylococcus infection (Staph infection)
How can we take precautions against bacteria?
Although bacteria is very common, there are many ways to avoid contact with it.
- Wash your hands regularly
- Stay up to date with vaccinations
- Be self-aware when touching others’ items