How Does Bacteria Affect The Human Body

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Among human beings are small microscopic life-forms that exist everywhere throughout the world. Those microscopic life forms are known as bacteria. Bacteria can survive in the coldest or hottest temperatures around the earth. Known to be unicellular, bacteria live within human bodies and also in the food we eat. Not only that, they are everywhere. Bacteria plays a major role in the human body. For an example, it is bacteria located in the intestines that help with food digestion. Even though bacteria are plentiful and prevalent throughout our daily lives, they can still be very harmful pathogens to the human body. When a type of bacterium effects the body in a negative way, it becomes known as a bacterial infection. Bacterial infections can …show more content…
Strep throat, food poising, ear infections, pneumonia, and much more are all types of bacterial infections. Bacterial infections are very common throughout society today. Antibiotics prescribed by a doctor are what are used to treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics are relatively new to the world. The American Chemical Society tell the readers that penicillin first antibiotic, which was discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928 and began production in the early 1940’s (Discovery and Development of Penicillin n.d). This means Fleming and scientist took about fifteen years to perfect penicillin into a usable antibiotic that would treat different types of infections. So, what did the victims of infection do before the invention of antibiotics? Using common items that can treat the infection is how people treated themselves. The infected did not let the infection keep harming them and tried to fight it off with things they knew how. My hypothesis is that natures golden healer, honey, would be the most effective killing bacteria. Honey is still one of the most popular ways of treating common illnesses. The following lab report test honey, garlic, and apple cider vinegar as possible items that can treat bacterial

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