Overuse of Antibiotics

New test for viral infection could prevent overuse of antibiotics

September 23, 2013

The Chronicle By Zaynah Alam | September 22, 2013 Researchers at Duke Medicine have developed a diagnostic blood test that could prevent overuse of antibiotics by identifying viral infections in patients with acute respiratory symptoms. The test uses genetics to identify, with more than 90 percent accuracy, viral illnesses that were previously hard to diagnose […]