McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

The Common Cold and the Role of Antibiotics

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This video provides an overview of antibiotics and their roles in the body. It also explains that antibiotics are medications designed to treat bacterial infections only, why antibiotics are not effective against viral infections and what happens when these medications are abused.

— Video by Hamza Khan (McMaster Kinesiology Student) and Hiba Khan (Grade 6 of Hillfield Strathallan College) for McMaster University's Demystifying Medicine seminar series