Latasha, a healthcare worker, was recently sent home from her job at the hospital because she contracted MRSA, which is a type of staph infection. Her boss told her that this type of infection can pose serious health risks to others. When Latasha received treatment from her doctor, the doctor said that Latasha most likely contracted the infection at work.
- Is MRSA a eukaryotic or prokaryotic structure? Support your answer
- Describe how Darwin’s Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection can explain the spread of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms like MRSA.
- What are the future implications for human health as we continue to try to stay ahead of evolutionary processes? (Hint: Consider diagnoses of new illnesses, research and development of medicines, and biological factors like antibiotic resistance.)