Current events in health and medicine

Lessons
Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance
Ebola outbreak
About this unit
The discovery of penicillin, the first true antibiotic, by Alexander Fleming in 1928 marked the beginning of a medical revolution. The history of vaccines, however, goes all the way back to the 1100’s. Learn more about some of the current issues in health and medicine including antibiotic resistance and vaccine coverage.