Do You Need an Antibiotic?

Do You Need an Antibiotic?

Respiratory diseases could be caused by a virus or bacteria. Taking an antibiotic for your respiratory illness may be unnecessary if it is caused by a virus.

Key takeaways:

– Researchers have identified proteins that could be used to diagnose if the illness is caused by a virus.

– The approach looks at the individual’s response to that pathogen rather than the pathogen itself.

– A quick and non-invasive way of detecting viral infections will help reduce the misuse of antibiotics and prevent the increase in antibiotic resistance.

The protein targets offer a faster, more cost-effective model for rapid screening and diagnoses of viral infections.

Read the full story here

https://consumer.healthday.com/infectious-disease-information-21/flu-news-314/do-you-need-an-antibiotic-720035.html

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