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Antibiotics Overuse is Price of Success in Africa Malaria Fight

As malaria rates decline across much of Africa, a new study seeks to fight another problem. Drug-resistant bacteria are a growing concern as antibiotics have become the automatic choice for treating a child with a fever. Research from Tanzania, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that most illnesses are caused by viral infections.  Antibiotics do not kill viruses, and overuse of these important drugs is decreasing their effectiveness. Success and...

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