Antibiotic Awareness Week 2020

Published: 11/18/2020

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals

Today kicks off U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week 2020 (USAAW) aimed at raising awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use. Antibiotics can save lives and are critical tools for treating infections, including those that can lead to sepsis. However, any time antibiotics are used—in people, animals, or crops—they can lead to unintended consequences, including contributing to the development of antibiotic resistance (AR).  

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