Strep throat is caused by a bacteria called streptococcus.
View on Fridge Door
Streptococcus is a gram-positive bacteria which means it has a thick cell wall.
Strep is transmitted by air through sneezing or coughing, food or drink, and by touch.
Hello I am Dr. Than, you have strep throat. Take these antibiotics everyday.
When she touches the fridge door the bacteria spreads to her arm.
Streptococcus reproduces asexually through a process called Binary Fission. This is where the bacteria's DNA replicates and the bacteria splits into two daughter cells.
Bacteria replicates approximately every 20 minutes!!
Many symptoms of Strep include, a 101° F fever, swollen lymph nodes on neck, red spots on back part of the roof of the mouth, red and swollen tonsils, white patches on tonsils or throat, headache, gut pain, or vomiting.
On Samantha's tonsils
Penicillin is a common antibiotic given to patients that have strep throat because the bacteria has not become immune to penicillin.
I am so happy I am not sick anymore. Now I can play Ultimate Frisbee.
Penicillin is a fungus that weakens the cell wall of bacteria, so when bacteria split they burst and die from osmotic pressure.
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In 1928 Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin. It was all an accident when a mold was introduced into a petri dish Fleming was observing with staphylococcus. About a decade later, Fleming saw the medicinal values of penicillin to treat bacterial infections.
Penicillin fighting off the bacteria, streptococcus.
Antibiotics / Penicillium
Streptococcus with Antibiotics 800X
Samantha is not sick anymore thanks to the penicillin, and now she can play her favorite sport.