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WHY ARE ANTIBIOTICS EFFECTIVE AGAINST BACTERIA BUT NOT AGAINST VIRUSES?

WHY ARE ANTIBIOTICS  EFFECTIVE AGAINST BACTERIA BUT NOT AGAINST VIRUSES?

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Debarati
105 Points
9 months ago
Bacteria usually have their own metabolic pathways for their survival. Antibiotics block these pathways and hence causes death of bacteria. That’s how an antibiotic works. But viruses do not have any such pathway. They depend on their hosts for survival. That is why atibiotics are inefffective against viruses.

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