Thursday, March 12, 2020

World Health Organization | COVID-19 advice for the public: Myth busters | Are antibiotics effective in preventing and treating the new coronavirus?


Are antibiotics effective in preventing and treating the new coronavirus?

No, antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria.

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus and, therefore, antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment.

However, if you are hospitalized for the 2019-nCoV, you may receive antibiotics because bacterial co-infection is possible.


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