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Despite about 10% of aged care residents taking antimicrobials on any given day, only one-third of these clients are actually displaying signs of infection. Antimicrobials is the broad term used to describe all medications that treat infections caused by pathogens (viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi). <strong>Antibiotics</strong> are the specific type of antimicrobial used to treat <strong>bacterial infections.
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