Treating Diseases

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Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial diseases. It can kill or stop the growth of bacteria. It cannot be used to treat viral diseases. Strep throat and pneumonia are examples of bacterial disease. The symptoms of strep throats include a sore throat and fever. Viral diseases are caused by virus. There are antiviral medicines to treat some of the viruses, but not all of them. For common colds, West Nile Virus, and flu, there are no medicines to cure them, but there are medicines to control the symptoms such as fever, runny nose, achy muscles, and coughs. Vaccines can help prevent you from getting certain viral diseases such as polio, chicken pox, and flu. Fungal Diseases are caused by fungi. Athlete’s foot is an example of a fungal disease. To prevent fungal diseases, you should not share the same clothing or sock with other people.

(Joshua Huang February 1, 2012)



Antibiotics treat bacterial diseases. An antibiotic is a drug that is used to kill the growth of bacteria. One of the most common diseases is strep throat which caused by bacteria. When you have this disease, you suffer from a terrible sore throat and a high fever. One other example is tuberculosis which is also caused by bacteria. Yet there is another disease called pertussis. In other words, it is a whooping cough. A few of other diseases caused by bacteria are the following, diphtheria, meningococcal meningitis, haemophilus meningitis, flavobacterium meningitis, pneumococcal pneumonia, and cholera. Most of these diseases are horrible to go through and you really don’t want to feel the pain of any of these. One way to avoid getting any of these is to wash your hands after eating a meal or right after you use the restroom.

(Shria Akalamkam February 16,2012)

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