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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 10, 2015 ... 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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/2561.aspx?CategoryID=73

Your GP may prescribe antibiotics to treat a bacterial infection. However, they are not prescribed for viral infections, because they do not work on viruses.