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The Walking Dead offers teachable moment about antivirals vs antibacterials

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If you teach students about viruses and bacteria, recent episodes of The Walking Dead have been using the term "antibiotic" to stand for antivirals. Since students are probably watching the show, it might be a good time to highlight the mistake. I summarized the issues at the associated URL (http://colinpurrington.com/2013/walking-dead-need-antivirals-antibacterials/), and also provided a diagram explaining the different kinds of drugs that kill different types of infectious agents.
 
 

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