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