Group Pratice Q

How effective would you expect the following treatments to be in attempting to control specific microbial situations? For each case, choose from the following:
(a) very effective
(b) marginally effective
(c) not effective
Note: amoxicillin is a broad-spectrum derivative of penicillin, effective against a wide variety of Gram+ and Gram- cells.
  1. ___ Administering penicillin to a patient suffering from pneumonia, caused by a Streptococcus pneumoniae infection (Gram+ bacterium)

  2. ___ Administering penicillin to a patient suffering from an influenza virus infection

  3. ___ Administering amoxicillin to a cow suffering from pneumonia, caused by a Mycoplasma mycoides infection (bovine contagious pleuropneumonia)

  4. ___ Administering penicillin to a burn patient infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Gram- bacterium)
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