World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19 November 2017

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2017

Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics

Start planning now for World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19 November 2017. This year's theme: Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics. Antibiotics are a precious resource, so it is important to get the right advice before taking them. This not only ensures you and your family get the best treatment, responsible use of antibiotics will also help reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance.

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WHO Thailand /Chadin Tephaval

Bacteria, not humans or animals, become antibiotic-resistant

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. It is the most urgent of the drug-resistant trends. Learn more about antibiotic resistance, the scope of the issue and the steps that can be taken to reduce the impact and limit the spread.

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2015 World Antibiotic Awareness Week postcard

WHO survey reveals widespread misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance compromises the treatment of infectious diseases and undermining advances in health and medicine. Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process.

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Countdown to World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19 November 2017


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