Bacteria are microorganisms that live and multiply on their own. Viruses are also microorganisms, but they need a living host, such as an animal, plant or human, to survive. Both bacteria and viruses can cause infection.
It’s normal to come down with some viral infections, such as a common cold or the flu, or bacterial infections like strep throat or a urinary tract infection (UTI). Many viral and bacterial infections can be treated at home or with urgent care. However, you may need go to the emergency room if your symptoms are severe or if you are in a high-risk group.
Goshen Hospital Emergency Department can provide the fast, personalized treatment you need for viral and bacterial infections in Goshen, IN. With highly experienced teams and leading-edge tools, we can diagnose your infection and get you the right treatment. Come to our emergency room on High Park Avenue or call 911 for expert care that focuses on your healing.