CONTACTS: Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics
are used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
There are a few rules everyone can follow to help antibiotics
stay effective for those who really need them: | Only ask your GP if you think you may have a bacterial infection that needs antibiotics
There has also been reported cases of gonorrhoea, a sexually transmitted disease, becoming resistant to the antibiotics
used to deal with the infection.
Think about the last time you took antibiotics
for a sore throat.
are not the answer to the battle against disease, then what are we to do?
Dr Susan Hopkins, lead author and healthcare epidemiologist at PHE, said:Publishing GP and hospital prescribing data and analysing antibiotic
prescribing trends is an important part of work to reduce antimicrobial resistance; it is also one of the key areas PHE is responsible for in the cross-government AMR strategy.
Get Smart About Antibiotics
Week in 2015 is the first annual World Antibiotic
Awareness Week, designed to coincides with European Antibiotic
Awareness Day, and other similar campaigns across the world.
I am not aware of any reports in the literature of stenosis caused by topical antibiotics
If you've got a cold or flu, antibiotics
aren't going to help,'' Maas said.
Although it will be a reason, your doctor will not prescribe antibiotics
for viral infections as these do not respond for antibiotics
Pike Scholar in Health and Disability Law and co-director of BU's health law program, is the author of groundbreaking models to address the economic challenge of developing new antibiotics
On Monday, 16 November, South Africa joins the international community in responding to the World Health Organisation s (WHO) call to raise awareness during World Antibiotic
Awareness Week of the need to preserve the power of antibiotics
through appropriate and rational use.
Because of the rapid development of antibiotics
and the growing pharma industry, most professionals felt secure in the belief that for every antibiotic
fallen by the wayside, new ones would emerge to replace them, much to the chagrin of the smaller population of physicians and medical scientists.
As a nation, we need to exercise greater care with our use of antibiotics
, in both humans and animals, so that these medications remain effective in treating serious bacterial infections.