Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth - Dangerous Friends and Friendly Enemies DVD

Discovery Education

SKU: DC023103
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 55
Copyright: 1999

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Marc Record

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Portrays both the positive and negative effects microbes have on humans. Through illustrations and interviews, the presentation shares how the human immune system deals with continually evolving microbes and how scientists search for new antibiotics to suppress harmful microbes. A discussion on the prevention of infectious disease looks at poor living conditions including contaminated water, poor sanitation, and inadequate nutrition as factors that lead to the spread of deadly outbreaks.