Did you know this week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week?

 

From the 13-19th of November 2017 the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are together calling for responsible use of antibiotics in humans and animals to reduce the emergence of antibiotic resistance.

 

Antibiotics are an essential drug that help countless people with disease and illness, but the overuse and irresponsible use of antibiotic medication for human and animal use needs to be looked at by Government agencies and we the individuals that use them.

 

Antibiotic resistance is a global crisis that we cannot ignore . . . If we don’t tackle this threat with strong, coordinated action, antimicrobial resistance will take us back to a time when people feared common infections and risked their lives from minor surgery.

 

– Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO.

 

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Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them speeds up antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotic resistant infections are more complex and harder to treat.

They can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.

 

More information on World Antibiotic Awareness week can be found at the World Health Organisation website.

 

Source; (http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-antibiotic-awareness-week/2017/launch-event/en/) 13/11/2017

 

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