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U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week

Medical Worker Medical Team

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 13–19, 2017

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (formerly “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week”) is an annual one-week observance to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use. Join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and partners as we celebrate the effort to combat the spread of antibiotic resistance and improve patient safety. 

Raise awareness of the importance of antibiotic stewardship to improve how antibiotics are prescribed by clinicians and used by patients.

2017 Progress and Opportunities: Antibiotic Use in the United States

Pills IconThe Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship

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For Patients and Families

Visit the CDC website to view additional materials regarding the U.S. Antibiotics Awareness Week.