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Release Date: November 01, 2012
The problem of antibiotic resistance by bacteria or other microbes has become a common clinical problem and a serious public health concern.
Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is November 12-18, 2012
The problem of antibiotic resistance by bacteria or other microbes has become a common clinical problem and a serious public health concern. Nearly each type of bacteria is less resistant to antibiotic treatment options, making it harder to treat certain illnesses. The frequent and improper use of antibiotics supports the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
The CDC claims that every time a person takes antibiotics, sensitive bacteria are killed, but resistant germs may be left to grow and multiply, increasing the occurrence of drug-resistant bacteria. Get Smart About Antibiotics Week campaign aims to reduce the rate of rise of antibiotic resistance. For more information about this event, visit the CDC's Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work website at, http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart.