What are the current problems with antibiotics and when should they be taken?

What are the current problems with antibiotics and when should they be taken?

The video talks about when antibiotics should be prescribed by Dr. George M. Abraham, Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School. Antibiotics are generally given in infections and they work against infections caused by bacteria and they do not work against infections caused by viruses. Influenza, Hepatitis A,B,C, HIV and several other viruses. He will further explain the various bacterial infections. He will also explain about antibiotic resistance and how it is a huge challenge currently.

Dr. George M Abraham

Dr George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and an Associate Chief of Medicine at Saint Vincent Hospital. He received his MD degree from the Christian Medical College, India. He completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency from Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester and earned an MPH in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from John Hopkins School of Public Health. He has been certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Medical Specialties in Infectious Disease, American Board of Ambulatory and Urgent Care Medicine, and the American Association of Medical Review Officers.

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