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Taking antibiotics 2 years before contracting Covid increases the risk of severity

Health, Healthcare, Hospitalization, Infection, Spain, Symptoms

Taking antibiotics in the two years prior to being infected with Covid increases the probability of virus severity by 12%, according to a new Spanish study. The study analyzed the relationship between the consumption of antibiotics and the severity of the covid in 280,679 patients with coronavirus.

Researchers found that among people who had taken antibiotics in the two years prior to contracting COVID-19, the risk of severity was 12% greater than among people who had not taken them.

El Periodico report (in Spanish)

 

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** This post was originally published on November 15, 2021 **