New CDC antibiotic guidelines

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Dr. Thomas Murray

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued new guidelines that limit antibiotics used for treating common infections in children.

Dr. Thomas Murray, associate professor of medical sciences at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, is available to comment.

"Antibiotics need to be used appropriately and do not work for viral infections," he said.

"Bacteria are increasingly resistant to commonly used antibiotics making treatment of serious bacterial infections more challenging. Reducing misuse of antibiotics helps prevent resistance."

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