Why is it easier to develop drugs to kill bacteria than viruses or protozoa? How do microbes become resistant to antimicrobial control methods?

View this animation on Chemotherapeutic Agents and use the websites from the CDC antibiotic resistance FAQ site and the Antimicrobial Resistance Learning Site to address the following topics:

  1. Why is it easier to develop drugs to kill bacteria than viruses or protozoa?
  2. How do microbes become resistant to antimicrobial control methods?
  3. Conduct some independent research on resistant bacteria. Find one bacterial species in the news recently that is showing high levels of antibiotic resistance. How is this creating an issue for the medical community?

Please use the resources above to address these questions and cite the website you used in your initial post.

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