European Antibiotic Awareness Day

an image of an infographicThe European Antibiotic Awareness Day is an annual European public health initiative that takes place on 18 November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and prudent antibiotic use. The latest data confirms that across the European Union the number of patients infected by resistant bacteria is increasing and that antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health.

Prudent use of antibiotics can help stop resistant bacteria from developing and help keep antibiotics effective for the use of future generations.

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Also read:
The Independent – ‘Superbugs could erase a century of medical advances,’ experts warn

European Antibiotic Awareness Day
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control