There are some types of infections, such as bacterial, that antibiotics can treat, but many, like the flu, which is typically viral, cannot be treated with antibiotics. Read through our infographic to learn about when antibiotics may be appropriate treatment, and when they aren’t.
Dr. Hahn advocates for a more proactive microbiology lab to closely monitor the types of CF infections and to determine which antibiotics each infection is most susceptible. In the Children’s National study, researchers analyzed each sample in two different ways: standard lab culture and molecular testing.
The gut microbiome of infants is dominated by Bifidobacterium, a species that produce acids that suppress the growth of other taxa of bacteria that might be more likely to contain antimicrobial resistance genes.
If geography truly is destiny, this saying was never more true than during the influenza pandemic of 1918. Where you lived often determined if you survived, with high fatality rates in large cities, overcrowded military bases, and the congested refugee camps that housed the displaced during World War 1.
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