Q- How are antibiotics effective in the treatment of some diseases?
Answer- Antibiotics are the chemicals which are produced by certain useful microbes and are employed to kill certain harmful microbes. Every antibiotic is known to block some specific step metabolic pathway but antibiotics are generally effective against bacterial not on viruses. That is why scientists had to make a vaccine for different viral diseases. Some of the reasons that prove why antibiotics are not effective for viral disease are as follows:
1. Viruses have only a few biochemical reactions of their own.
2. Metabolic pathway of viruses are different from bacteria.