As you might think, bacterial infections are caused by bacteria, and viral
infections are caused by viruses. Perhaps the most important distinction between
Apr 10, 2015 ... What's the difference between a bacterial and viral infection? WebMD explains,
and provides information on the causes and treatments for ...
Feb 29, 2012 ... Both viruses and bacteria cause infections, but antibiotics only work against
bacteria. ... Are more contagious than bacterial infections. (If more ...
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 ...
Bacterial infections can be highly contagious and so you need to take special
care to avoid ... Fever often occurs with a viral infection or with a bacterial
Infections that are not Contagious: Many common bacterial infections are not
contagious (e.g., ear ... Sore throat, viral, 2-5, Onset of sore throat until fever gone
How long you're infectious after a viral infection depends on the virus that caused
the infection. Most viral ... Tonsillitis itself isn't contagious but the viruses that
cause it are. The length ... How long do bacteria and viruses live outside the body
... 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 ...
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.