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US Antibiotic Awareness Week

Thank You for Appropriately Using Antibiotics

Special thanks to NFID Director S. Shaefer Spires, MD, of Duke University Hospital for this guest blog post for US Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 18-24, 2021), an annual observance to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use …

7 Key Facts You Should Know About Antibiotics

Each year in the US, more than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur, and more than 35,000 people die as a result. NFID is partnering with CDC to share 7 key facts about antibiotics…

Antibiotic Resistance: It Can Happen To You

Special thanks to NFID Director Sara E. Cosgrove, MD, MS, for this guest blog post for US Antibiotic Awareness Week on November 18-24, 2019, to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use …

Antibiotic Resistance: A Pressing Public Health Issue

Each year in the US, more than two million individuals become sick with infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and more than 23,000 die as a result of these infections. Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them…