Antiviral drugs are a class of medication used specifically for treating viral infections.
Like antibiotics, specific antivirals are used for specific viruses.
Antiviral drugs are one class of antimicrobials, a larger group which also includes antibiotics, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic drugs.
They are relatively harmless to the host, and therefore can be used to treat infections.
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