Viral & Bacterial Infections
Physicians need an evaluation to determine if something is viral or bacterial, explains Stacey Baker, Infectious Disease Physician with Baptist Health South Florida. Blood or urine tests can help make that difference.
The expert affirms a common cold is caused by a variety of viruses and it’s considered an infectious disease.
The doctor advises checking the list of vaccines that are recommended for children, because vaccines help to prevent some very serious childhood illnesses. There is a list for adults, too.