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Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotic Awareness Week (2023)The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in recognition of U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, held November 18-24, 2023. ADPH also recognizes the World Health Organization's (WHO) World Antimicrobial Resistance Week, also held November 18-24.

Nearly 3 million people are infected with an antimicrobial-resistant infection each year, resulting in over 35,000 deaths. Antibiotic resistance is caused by the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in general and the overuse of selected agents in particular. Appropriate use of antibiotics in people and animals is a key solution to addressing the threat of antibiotic resistance. Education about appropriate antibiotic use and changed attitudes and practices of healthcare professionals, veterinarians, and the general public alike will contribute to appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use.


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