Antibiotic Stewardship for Consumers


Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotics save millions of lives each year in the United States and around the world. The CDC estimates that annually at least two million illnesses and 23,000 deaths are caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria in the United States alone.

Antibiotic stewardship is an effort for every community to work together to reduce antibiotic resistance. Although antibiotics save lives, they are often improperly used in both humans and animals, causing bacteria to change in a way that they become “superbugs” and resistant to antibiotics. For persons that get sick with a “superbug”, there are limited antibiotics and in some instances no antibiotics.

What can you do? Review the related websites and documents on this site.



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