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Fort Worth, TX
A 50-year-old female asked:

What's a bacteria virus?

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Dr. Jason Stokes
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Different: Bacteria are small microbes. Infections from bacteria are treated with antibiotics. Viruses are smaller than bacteria and are not treated with antibiotics. There is no such entity as a bacteria virus. They are different things.

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A 29-year-old female asked:

What is a comparison of bacteria & virus?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Different things: Bacteria are small single-celled living things that grow on their own, and cause disease when they invade into the body. Viruses are small packets of genetic information that can do nothing on their own, but hijack the cellular machinery of the body to produce more virus particles.
Phoenix, AZ
A 17-year-old male asked:

What is bacteria

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Dr. Katherine Caldwell
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Microscopic organism: Bacteria are microscopic organisms that are all over our world. There are many, many different kinds. Some of them are helpful to us, like the ones that inhabit our digestive tract and help digest our food. Some of them cause deadly diseases. They can be transmitted in a variety of ways. Some of them can be killed by certain antibiotics, but not all.

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