Effects of Antibiotic Administration on Infection Rates (image) Vanderbilt University Share Print E-Mail Caption The graph on the left shows the percentage of patients who are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria (red) and nonresistant bacteria (green) when antibiotics are administered three days after diagnosis for a period of 18 days. The graph on the right shows the percentage of infected patients when antibiotics are administered on the first day of diagnosis for a period of eight days. Credit Courtesy of Damien Olivier Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.