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Tip of the Week #30

Bacteria have antibiotic resistance when they cannot be killed by an antibiotic. Remember it is the bacteria that are resistant NOT YOU! Even very healthy people who have never taken antibiotics can become infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria from other sources.

Tip of the Week #41

Antibiotic resistance is a threat to your health. Infections caused by resistant bacteria are difficult to treat and can lead to prolonged illness and hospitalization.

World Antibiotic Awareness Week November 12 – 18, 2018

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health today.  It is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world.  It is compromising our ability to treat infectious diseases and putting people everywhere at risk. WHO World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Tip of the Week #42

About half of the antibiotics prescribed for respiratory tract infections are inappropriate because most of these infections are caused by viruses.

Tip of the Week #43

If you have been prescribed an antibiotic, take all of the medication as directed. Don’t stop taking the antibiotic before the prescription is finished, even if you are feeling better.

STOP! Clean Your Hands Day 2018

This national event is taking place Saturday, May 5, 2018 and will coincide with a global initiative of the World Health Organization, “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands.”

To learn more go to: STOP! Clean Your Hands

World Antibiotic Awareness Week November 13 – 19, 2017

BE PART OF WORLD ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS WEEK

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health today. It is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. It is compromising our ability to treat infectious diseases and putting people everywhere at risk.
WHO World Antibiotic Awareness Week

National Infection Control Week – October 17-21, 2016

Infection Prevention – Think Global Act Local
National Infection Control Week – October 19-23, 2015

Everybody can help prevent the spread of infections by being involved, providing input and initiating change in their own way.

Visit IPAC Canada’s website for infection prevention and control information.

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STOP! Clean Your Hands Day

This national event is taking place Friday, May 5, 2017 and will coincide with a global initiative of the World Health Organization, “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands.”

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.