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TB patients who refuse to take antibiotika help raising multi-drug resistent strains? (A supposed RL example). How so? Without selective pressure from drugs the bacteria should remain as resistant to them as they were? Can anyone verify it?
This is a very late response, and the phraseology of the example on the page might have changed since then, but in case anyone else is wondering: the problem is not people who don't take antibiotics at all. The problem is people who don't take a full course - those who take some until they start to feel better, and then stop. This means that the most resistant bacteria are what survives.
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