December 06, 2019

Vax Facts Friday 12.6.19

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Q: What vaccine-preventable disease cannot be successfully treated with antibiotics because it is a virus?

A. Influenza
B. Pertussis (Whooping cough)
C. Haemophilus influenzae type B
D. Tetanus

 

 

The correct answer is A. Influenza
Because influenza is caused by a virus, it cannot be treated with antibiotics. Antiviral medicines, however, may work.

 

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