A Community Program for Wise Use of Antibiotics

3 Key Messages

  1. Handwashing is the best way to stop the spread of infections.
  2. Bacteria & viruses are different.  Both can cause infections but antibiotics only work against bacterial infections.
  3. Use antibiotics wisely to limit development of antibiotic resistance.


Do Bugs Need Drugs (DBND) is an AHS health promotion program that teaches handwashing and proper use of antibiotics.  Our goal is to support infection prevention, slow the development of antibiotic resistance, and promote individual and public health.



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