Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 20, Viruses and Prokaryotes - Assessment - 20.3 Diseases Caused by Bacteria and Viruses - Understand Key Concepts - Page 597: 27



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Option a. is incorrect. Vaccines have been designed that are effective against both bacteria and viruses. Option c. is incorrect. Antiviral drugs are effective against viruses, not bacteria. Option d. is incorrect. Aspirin is a pain reliever and fever reducer. It merely treats the symptoms of the infection but not the infection itself. Option b. is correct. Antibiotics are effective against bacterial infections but are ineffective against viral infections.
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