Researchers and students co-create book to teach youngsters about antibiotic resistance

  17 December 2021

A new book that helps children understand the importance of antibiotic resistance has been published by a team of academic experts and students at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU). 

Developed for children aged 7-11, the book has a superhero theme that aims to help youngsters learn about antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and why it is important to complete courses of antibiotics.  

It also explores why antibiotics should not be shared with family members or friends, and the difference between a virus and bacteria and when antibiotics are required for treatment of an infection. 

‘A Germ’s Journey: A Fight Against Resistance’ was written by English Language and Creative Writing graduate Joe Glover, informed by research by leading microbiologist Professor Katie Laird and education specialist Professor Sarah Younie. 

Further reading: The Montfort University
Author(s): The Montfort University
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