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toddler frowning If You Have a Cold or Flu, Antibiotics Won't Work For You!
Colds and flu are caused by viruses. Taking antibiotics when you have a virus may do more harm than good...more
Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work on the Farm Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work on the Farm
Educational activities to promote appropriate use of antibiotics agents in animals....more
Interagency Task Force Interagency Task Force
A Public Health Action Plan To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance (Part I: Domestic Issues)....more
Get Smart: Know 
		  When Antibiotics Work Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
Cold and Flu Season: No Reason for Antibiotics. Colds, flu, and most sore throats and bronchitis are caused by viruses. Antibiotics do not help fight viruses....more
MRSA in Healthcare Settings MRSA has been featured in the news and on television programs a great deal recently. MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...more

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CDC's website provides health information for your general knowledge. Concerns about a medical condition—either your own or that of a family member, should always be addressed to your primary care physician for advice and care appropriate to your specific medical needs. CDC does not recommend self-diagnosis or self-management of health problems that should be attended to by health care professionals.

Date: July 16, 2008
Content source: National Center for Infectious Diseases

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