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Taking Antibiotics to Treat the Flu May be doing More Harm Than Good

The use, overuse, and over-prescribing of antibiotics, as well as the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are nothing new, but now a new study reveals that “mistakenly using antibiotics to try and treat the flu could make the illness up to three times more deadly, by disabling the body’s first line of defense against the virus

The use, overuse, and over-prescribing of antibiotics, as well as the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are nothing new, but now a new study reveals that “mistakenly using antibiotics to try and treat the flu could make the illness up to three times more deadly, by disabling the body’s first line of defense against the virus,” IFLScience.com reported. 

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