1.2 – Fighting Disease

Pages 13 – 18 of the CGP revision notes.

Key questions

  • What are the differences between bacteria and viruses?
  • Describe the body’s defense system.
  • Three ways that white blood cells stop infection?
  • How does vaccination work?
  • The pros and cons of vaccination?
  • Differences between painkillers and antibiotics?
  • How do bacteria become resistant to antibiotics?
  • How are bacteria grown in a lab?
  • What did we learn from Semmelweis?
  • Why is antibiotic resistance becoming more common?
  • What dangers are posed by mutating bacteria and viruses?