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Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 17-21, 2014 Using antibiotics when they are not needed is an unnecessary risk. After taking an antibiotic you can carry resistant bacteria in your body for a long time. The resistant bacteria may not be making you sick, but can pass resistance to infection-causing bacteria later on. These infections are difficult to treat and may require hospitalization.

New article from Consumer Reports

Over 37,000 people are killed each year by the misuse of antibiotics. Read more here: The Rise of Superbugs

NEW! NCCID launches two new videos on antibiotic resistance

With the assistance of an expert advisory group, NCCID has worked on a number of projects to help reduce the burden of community-acquired antimicrobial resistance. To view two new recently launched videos go to: National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases

The Antibiotic Hunters – World Premiere

A new documentary travels to an ocean reef, a rainforest canopy, a frigid cave and even the mouth of a giant lizard – all in the urgent search for new antibiotics. View the trailer at http://vimeo.com/dreamfilm/ah-trailer.
Not to be missed! March 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm on CBC The Nature of Things.

Upcoming Documentary: The Antibiotic Hunters

Follow the search for new antibiotics in unusual places in this upcoming documentary on The Nature of Things, Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm on CBC. View the trailer at http://vimeo.com/dreamfilm/ah-trailer.

Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 7-21, 2014 Antibiotic resistance is an unavoidable, unwanted side effect of antibiotic use. To minimize the chances of antibiotic resistance developing, only use antibiotics when they are really needed. Unnecessary use of antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistance.

NEW! DBND Game App

Discover the new game application DBND, available in the App Store.    


ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS WEEK in Canada is November 18 -24, 2013


During Antibiotic Awareness Week in November 2013, experts will address antimicrobial resistance at WEBINARS scheduled the week of the 18 to the 24th.

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