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Difference between Antibiotic and Antibacterial

Vineet Nanda
Updated on 21-Aug-2023 17:37:06


Antibiotic and antibacterial are terms that are often used interchangeably, but they actually refer to two different types of substances that are used to fight infections caused by bacteria. Understanding the difference between these two terms is important for anyone who is concerned about preventing or treating bacterial infections. What is an Antibiotic? Antibiotics are a type of medication that is used to kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. They are typically used to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as strep throat, urinary tract infections, and pneumonia. Antibiotics work by interfering with the ability of bacteria to grow ... Read More

Florida Sees Flesh-Eating Bacteria Cases Rise in the wake of Hurricane Ian

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 06-Feb-2023 20:27:57


Hurricane Ian During the latter part of September and the beginning of October 2022, Hurricane Ian, a sizable tropical storm, significantly damaged western Cuba, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina with storm and flooding. Around 160 people were killed due to flash flooding brought on by the storm's ferocious winds, heavy rain, and coastal storm waves, which also caused significant property damage in the places it passed. As a category-4 hurricane that made landfall in Florida, Ian was the fifth-strongest storm to ever hit the United States, with maximum sustained winds of around 240 kilometers (150 miles) per hour. ... Read More