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Bacterial Vs. Viral Infection: Know The Difference

Ever wondered if your common cold has been caused by a bacteria or a virus? Knowing the differences between a viral and a bacterial infection can help in effective prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

By Shirley Johanna

Covid-19 has changed things. The word ‘virus’ has gone past ‘bacteria’ to become the big boss of microorganisms. Well, both cause infectious diseases and that has made parents a worried lot, this year more than ever. How can you tell if your child’s illness is caused by a bacterial infection or a viral transmission? Is there a difference in diagnosis and symptoms? Is one more dangerous than the other? What are the treatment options? Find out.

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