PublISHED ON 13 November 2018

UpDATED ON 13 August 2020

Spread the word: World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Why is antibiotic resistance a problem? How do we prevent it? During the World Antibiotic Awareness Week you can contribute by spreading information about the importance of antibiotics.

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Each November, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

Since their discovery, antibiotics have served as the cornerstone of modern medicine. However, the persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics in human and animal health have encouraged the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance, which occurs when microbes, such as bacteria, become resistant to the drugs used to treat them.

PUBLISHED ON 13 November 2018

UpDATED ON 13 August 2020


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