TUESDAY, Sept. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — White children are about twice as likely as black or Hispanic kids to get unneeded antibiotics when treated in U.S. emergency rooms for viral respiratory infections, a new study finds.

For years, scientists have warned that unnecessary use of antibiotics is making germs stronger and more resistant to medications.

“It is encouraging that just 2.6 percent of children treated in pediatric emergency departments across the nation received…

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