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Letter: Know your bacterial infections

I was glad to read the Nov. 13 article, “Experts caution about use of antibiotics.” One thing not mentioned was that it is easy to test to see if one has a bacterial infection and what is the correct antibiotic to use (culture and sensitivity).

On Monday, I went on a tour of the terrific Bacteriology Laboratory at Aspen Valley Hospital. I was a bacteriologist almost 50 years ago at a major medical center in New York City and I saw resistant bacteria. I encourage patients to make sure they really have a bacterial infection and get the right antibiotic if they do.

Cathleen Krahe



Aspen


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