Lesson 5 Differences between bacteria and virus

Can reproduce on their own
Need a host to reproduce
Small and complex cell
Smaller and not a cell
Cause bacterial infections such as : whooping cough, strep throat, ear infection, UTIs
Cause viral infections such as: common cold, flu, chickenpox, bronchitis
Treated with antibiotics
Treated with antiviral medication and prevented by vaccines NOTE: vaccines cannot cure a disease.

Similar symptoms

Chapter 2 Summary

After finishing this chapter, you should  know…

  • What are bacteria and the different types of bacteria
  • What is a virus and the different types of viral infections
  • The differences between virus and bacteria