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Taking antibiotics could make your flu more deadly


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Gut bacteria are serving as the first line of defence when flu emerges.

Studies find out that after receiving antibiotics mice infected with flu were 3 times more likely to die.

80% of mice survived without taking antibiotics.

Animals are less likely to survive as the treatment with antibiotics can wipe out gut bacteria.

The study was led by the Francis Crick Institute and was published in Cell Reports.

Antibiotics should not be taken without a prescription of the doctor

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Journal publishing research papers across a broad range of disciplines within the life sciences.


Biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the biology underlying health and disease