All set for antibiotics awareness week

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November 13th kicks off World Antibiotics Awareness Week, and Allen County Public Health wants to remind people to "Be Antibiotics Aware" when using them.

Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive at the healthcare institute, explained: "Antibiotic resistance is a concern for us all".

"We are misusing antibiotics by using them when it is not needed (for the common cold or viral infection), not completing the prescribed dose and using them to promote growth and productivity in agriculture", Stegelmeier said.

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Those surrendering antibiotics will also be given the chance to sign up to become an "antibiotic guardian" - an initial from Public Health England where people can help to tackle the problem by pledging to use the drugs correctly and sharing the message - and will be able to enter a prize draw for a chance to win £100 of Amazon vouchers. The 2017 posters have been published on this site for use around the world as a campaign resource. In the U.S., FDA is working with industry to gradually phase out the use of medically important antimicrobials in food animals for production purposes.

The WHO said their guidelines contribute directly to the aims of the Global action plan on antimicrobial resistance adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2015 and the Declaration of the High-Level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on Antimicrobial Resistance, adopted in 2016.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "U.S". It warns that using antibiotics too often and in the wrong contexts will see a return to a time when people feared common infections and risked their lives undergoing minor surgery. "Antibiotics are also commonly used for promoting growth in food animals, one type of use that is not necessary".

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MANY young Australians are asking for antibiotics when they don't need them.

Glenwood Regional Medical Center is hosting a question and answer session about inappropriate antibiotic use. Where they can be bought for human or animal use without a prescription, the emergence and spread of resistance is made worse.

It remains to be seen whether and to what extent WHO's recommendations will impact USA policy in this arena going forward.

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