A 48-year-old member asked:
what si the difference between a viral and bacterial infection?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Stuart Hickerson answered
32 years experience Family Medicine
Bacteria are cells: Bacteria are cells, they are living and have a cell wall. Viruses consist of dna, or RNA usually with proteins around the nuclear material, but they do not have a cell wall. Viruses are about 1/10th the size of a bacteria. Bacteria cause infection by causing an inflammatory response while viruses get inside your cells then replicate and cause problems.From the inside out of your cells.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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