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Antibiotic Misuse & Resistance

August 10, 2011 By: PharmaSueAnn Category: Medicine Advice

We have been hearing a lot in the news about MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staph. Aureus).    Everyone of us can be affected by antibiotic resistance, even if we do not take antibiotics.  Antibiotic resistance occurs when antibiotics will no longer work against disease causing bacteria.  These types of resistant infections can result in longer lasting illnesses, more doctors visits or longer hospital stays.  Taking an antibiotic when you have a viral infection will not make you feel better – but it can contribute to antibiotic resistance.

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