Bacterial Infection vs. Viral Infection
What is Bacterial Infection?
Bacterial infection could be mild to severe. Bacteria can cause simple throat infection to severe life threatening diseases. They are capable of existing in extreme environments as well. If a person gets a bacterial infection then he or she is supposed to have fever and increased lymphocyte count as well. If you are diagnosed with a bacterial infection then proper broad spectrum antibiotics are given to overcome the disease. Bacterial infection is also transmitted, even via respiratory droplets.
What is Viral Infection?
Viruses are obligate parasites, they tend to replicate inside the host. They are very smaller in size, even smaller than bacteria. They are also transmitted from one person to another. Viral infections could be mild to severe. A patient do not experience fever in viral infection, usually. The incubation period of most viruses varies from days to months.We can give antivirals to treat some serious viral infections.