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A Germ's Journey : A Fight Against Resistance

A Germ's Journey : A Fight Against Resistance

This is the moment you've been waiting for ever since you laid your eyes on that letter at your front door. The honour! You've been selected above thousands of other applicants to get this position. A chance to experience more out of life; a chance to make a difference for everyone; a chance to be part of the team combatting antibiotic resistance. Today will be your first day as a trainee agent in the Anti-Bio Squad.

The human body is under attack from evil germ villains and, using their henchmen, they are trying to plague everyone with their illnesses; varying from the common cold to more serious bacterial infections. They must be stopped. It's up to the Anti-Bio Squad to save the day and you're going to help them.

When a boy comes down with some mysterious symptoms, it's up to you to find the clues, catch the right criminal, fend off the bacteria, and prevent them from becoming resistant to all of your weapons (antibiotics). Along the way you will be helped by friends: Agent Max, his dynamic dog, team-mate Georgie, and The D.O.C. However, it's you who decides what path this investigation follows. Do you have what it takes to succeed in the Fight Against Resistance and become a member of the Anti-Bio Squad?

Building on a good foundation of knowledge

Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is an increasing problem worldwide it is thought by 2050 that many of the antibiotics that we rely on today will no longer be effective. One solution to the problem of antibiotic resistance is increased education on the importance of appropriate use of these drugs. A key age to introduce this concept is between 7- 11 years.

Understanding concepts

Concepts that children need to understand include; the importance of completing courses of antibiotics, not sharing antibiotics with family members or friends and understanding the difference between a virus and bacteria and when antibiotics are required for treatment of an infection. Understanding the importance of these actions from a young age will help in the fight against antibiotic resistance and preserve current antibiotics for future use. “A Germ’s Journey – A Fight against Resistance educational resources” will teach children the importance of their actions in combatting antibiotic resistance in a fun and interactive way.


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