European research on the misuse of antibiotics in viral infections

85% of total antibiotic consumption in children is in cases of upper respiratory tract infections (middle ear inflammation, sinusitis, colds, sore throat)

European research on the misuse of antibiotics in viral infections

The study has showed the following:

From this we can conclude that the study showed that 65% of the total consumption of all antibiotics among children in the European countries covered by the study was wrong – antibiotics were administered in viral infections, where their use is wrong and unjustified, because the antibiotic does not cure the virus.

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