Poll shows misconceptions surrounding antibiotic use

11/14/2012 | HealthDay News

Nine in 10 U.S. adults are aware that antibiotics can treat bacterial infections, but more than a third mistakenly believe that these drugs can cure viral infections, such as the common cold, a CDC poll found. Forty-one percent of the respondents said they had been told very little or nothing at all about antibiotic resistance.

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