European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2017

The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is an annual European public health initiative that took place on 18 November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and the importance of 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.

To read more about the European Antibiotic Awareness Day on the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control website go to: https://ecdc.europa.eu/en/news-events/european-antibiotic-awareness-day-2017