Julie is a 45-year-old woman who has been sick for over one week. She has fever, fatigue, cough, and body aches. Her doctor prescribed her an antibiotic on day 2 and she has been taking it as prescribed. Julie’s symptoms are not getting any better. In fact, she is having abdominal cramping and diarrhea since starting the antibiotic.
Based on your readings from week 1, discuss why might Julie not be feeling better?
What diagnosis might she have and what treatments are indicated? Could her illness be prevented?
What does her fever tell us?
How can we make sure she does not spread it to her family?
Make sure to include at least one paragraph in your response and explain your answer with detailed information.