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Three Major (and SCARY) Differences Between Bacteria and Viruses that You MUST Know!

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Three Major (and SCARY) Differences Between Bacteria and Viruses that You MUST Know!
1. The FIRST and most surprising difference between Bacteria and Viruses is that MOST bacteria are completely harmless to humans, whereas most Viruses cause us disease and illness!
That’s right! In fact, only 1% of all bacteria actually cause disease in people! That means that 99% of MOST bacteria are actually quite harmless to humans. And indeed, many are important to us for good health. They help digest food, make essential nutrients like Vitamin K, help develop and maintain a strong immune system, and help balance our hormones!
And are you ready for this? Believe it or not, some bacteria actually help our body fight cancer cells!
Of course, there are SOME bacteria that DO cause disease like viruses do. Like those that cause Urinary Tract Infections, Whooping cough, Strep throat, and ear infections (Otitis Media). And there are some genital infections caused by STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases).
Skin infections, and infections that get deep UNDER the skin inside the connective tissue, called cellulitis are caused by bacteria too. But these are usually caused by the result of a cut on the skin, or very dry, chapped skin. Normally skin acts strong barrier against allowing the bacteria to enter into the body, but if the skin is damaged, bacteria can enter and caused an infection.
Viruses on the other hand aren’t so “handy” to have around. MOST viruses CAUSE disease in humans. In fact, about 95% of all upper respiratory tract infections are caused by different kinds of viruses. The most common family of viruses that everyone is familiar with is the Rhinovirus family. There are literally millions of different types of viruses. Though there are only about 5000 different viruses that have been described in detail.
Many viruses are quite specific about which part of the body they attack. For instance, certain viruses attack only the liver (Hepatitis) the respiratory system (viral pneumonia, the common cold, seasonal flu, HPV (human papilloma virus), viral gastroenteritis, Herpes simplex virusesm chickenpox, and of course, the Novel Coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19.
And did you know that Measles AND Polio are both caused by VIRUSES too? Viruses even attack blood cells. You are already familiar with one of these viruses. It’s the virus responsible for the dreaded HIV (Human Immunodeficiency) Syndrome. And in its end-stage disease it results in full blown AIDS (Adult Immunodeficiency Syndrome). And if that’s not enough to make you despise viruses, there are some viruses that attack the good bacteria in our bodies.
2. The second important difference between bacteria and viruses is what they are made up of. Although both bacteria and viruses are both tiny, viruses are MUCH smaller than bacteria. Bacteria can be seen through a Light Microscope. That’s the type of microscope you may have used in school.
But not viruses! Viruses are so much smaller than bacteria that they can’t even be seen in a Light Microscope! They require an ELECTRON Microscope to be seen. In fact, the LARGEST Virus is smaller than the SMALLEST Bacteria!
Though bacteria are made up of a single cell,, they are actually a bit complex in their makeup. They can live on their own and they can reproduce on their own too. Archeologists have identified through fossils that bacteria have existed on Earth for about 3.5 BILLION years! And bacteria can survive in many different surprising environments including very hot and cold areas, in radioactive waste, and of course, in the human body.
Viruses on the other hand aren’t even a single cell! They can’t live on their own at all, and they are DEPENDENT on a HOST (aka US!) That means they are like a PARASITE! Without a host they cannot reproduce. They reproduce by attaching themselves to the cells of humans and other living creatures. They get inside our cells and start replicating over and over again until they fill the host cell up with themselves - to the point the host cell BURSTS!
I’m not kidding. This is exactly what those little monsters do! And when they burst open the host cell, the host cell dies, releasing more tiny viruses into the blood stream and nearby tissues, spreading to other cells, where they repeat their damage. They continue their havoc of invading, replicating, bursting, and killing. And remember when I said that there are even bacteria that can help our body fight cancer cells? Well Viruses, on the other hand, can turn completely NORMAL cells INTO Cancerous cells!
3. Because of these huge differences between viruses and bacteria, treatment for each is COMPLETELY different. Antibiotics do NOTHING to kill or remove viruses. Antibiotics ONLY treat Bacterial infections. And when you realize that 95% of all upper respiratory infections are caused by VIRUSES, you can see why there is such a problem with Antibiotic RESISTANCE.
The overuse of Antibiotics has caused some bacteria to develop an IMMUNITY or Resistance to certain Antibiotics. When a Bacteria becomes immune (or resistant) to multiple antibiotics, it is called a “Super Bug”.
Viruses are treated with AntiVIRAL medications. Viruses ALSO can develop Immunity and Resistance to Antiviral medications! And in some cases, there are no appropriate Antiviral medications for a viral illness, like the common cold, at all. Treatment is supportive with fluids, immune stimulants such as Zinc, Vitamin C, medicinal mushrooms, and natural antioxidant / anti-inflammatory nutrients like Quercetin, Essential Fatty Acids, and Curcumin.
I hope this sheds some light on the three major differences between Bacteria and Viruses. It’s a battlefield out there! Flex your muscles!

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