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Please remember, during this flu season and throughout the year, that antibiotics DO NOT WORK on viruses that cause colds, flu, bronchitis, or runny noses.

Antibiotics can be useful for treating infections caused by bacteria; such as strep throat, whooping cough; or urinary tract, sinus, or middle ear infections.

The Will County Health Department urges you to learn more about antibiotic prescribing and use by visiting this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: