Antibiotics and Bacterial/Viral Infections

Often the label bacteria or virus are used interchangeably, although there is a significant difference between the two forms. The biggest difference between viruses and bacteria is that viruses must have a living host - like a plant, animal or human - to multiply, while most bacteria can grow on non-living surfaces. Bacteria are intracellular organisms (they live in-between cells), whereas viruses are intracellular organisms (they live inside … [Read more...]

Vaccination – Immunization

Vaccination is the administration of antigenic material (vaccine) to stimulate adaptive immunity for a disease. Vaccines can prevent or ameliorate the effects of infection by many pathogens. Inoculation is the placement of something that will grow or reproduce, and is most commonly used in respect of the introduction of a serum, a vaccine or antigenic substance into the body of a human or animal, especially to produce or boost immunity to a … [Read more...]