Since Swine flu is a virus, I'm not sure that being on antibiotics offers us any protection. Also, antibiotics can lower white blood counts which would make it more difficult for our bodies to fight off other infections and/or viruses. I'm not a doctor, so I'm basically just thinking out loud here....I'm sure someone with more medical knowledge will help us out.
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Dear randibear, The H1N1 Influenza A illness is a virus. Antibiotics destroy bacteria. Not many viruses respond to antibiotic treatment. That is why colds and the flu always have to be waited out. Certain herbs are found to be anti-virals as well as anti-fungals, such as garlic. Elderberry extract is another thing that dramatically boosts immunity to bacteria as well as the other microbes.