3 Key Messages

  1. Handwashing is the best way to stop the spread of infections.
  2. Not all bugs are created equal. Both bacteria and viruses cause infections but antibiotics only work against bacteria.
  3. Use antibiotics wisely to stop bacteria from becoming resistant to antibiotics.

Tip of the Week #25

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Fifty percent of children who have ear infections will still have fluid behind the eardrum after one month. This is not a reason to give antibiotics.

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