Biology 2010 Student Edition

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

Chapter 20, Viruses and Prokaryotes - Standardized Test Prep - Page 599: 11


Antibiotics are ineffective against viruses as they can work against bacteria only.

Work Step by Step

As a result, it follows that antibiotics are ineffective against viruses but are effective against bacterial infections. Thus, it is clear that it is necessary to understand what is causing the illness in order to identify the correct treatment.
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