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www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/infectious-diseases/expert-answers/infectious-disease/faq-20058098

As you might think, bacterial infections are caused by bacteria, and viral infections are caused by viruses. Perhaps the most important distinction between  ...

www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/bacterial-and-viral-infections

Apr 25, 2017 ... Bacterial and viral infections have many things in common. Both types of infections are caused by microbes -- bacteria and viruses, respectively ...

www.dobugsneeddrugs.org/guide/bacteria-and-viruses

Feb 29, 2012 ... Both viruses and bacteria cause infections, but antibiotics only work against bacteria. ... Are more contagious than bacterial infections. (If more ...

www.foxnews.com/health/2013/10/10/bacterial-vs-viral-infections-how-to-protect-yourself-from-antibiotic-resistant.html

Oct 10, 2013 ... As the names imply, bacterial infections are caused by bacteria and viral infections are caused by viruses. The main difference between the two ...

www.healthdirect.gov.au/bacterial-infections

Trusted information about bacterial infections from leading Australian health ... Treatment is usually a course of antibiotics (which don't work against viruses). Bacterial infections can be highly contagious and so you need to take special care to ...

www.seattlechildrens.org/medical-conditions/symptom-index/infection-exposure-questions

Oct 20, 2014 ... Many common bacterial infections are not spread to others. ... Shingles contagious for chicken pox, 14-16, Onset of rash until all sores have crusts 7 days Note: No ... Sore throat, viral, 2-5, Onset of sore throat until fever gone.

www.everydayhealth.com/sinus-infection/guide/contagious

Aug 21, 2014 ... Bacterial sinusitis can sometimes develop following a viral upper respiratory infection (such as a cold or flu). Common bacteria that cause sinus ...

kidshealth.org/en/teens/contagious.html

... by microscopic germs (such as bacteria or viruses) that get into the body and ... infections spread to people from an animal or insect, but are not contagious ...

www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/infections-bacterial-and-viral

Many bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics, but they are useless against viral infections.