World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Antibiotics: Handle with Care
Antibiotics are medicines used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in response to the use of these medicines.
Increased misuse of antibiotics accelerates resistance in organisms which cause infections. This makes it difficult to find antibiotics that are capable of treating the resistant infections. (1).
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Nov. 16-22 as World Antibiotic Awareness Week. The theme this year is “Antibiotics: Handle with Care” and is meant to
Some tips to follow:
· Only use antibiotics when prescribed by a certified health professional
· Always take the full prescription, even if you feel better
· Never use left-over antibiotics
· Never share antibiotics with others