This year’s European Antibiotic Awareness Day will take place on November 18. This day is organized every year to draw attention to the responsible use of antibiotics and the danger of antibiotic resistance to public health. Recent data has confirmed that the number of patients infected with resistant bacteria continues to rise across the European Union and that antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health. Responsible use of antibiotics can help prevent the development of resistant bacteria and keep antibiotics effective for future generations.
Successful national awareness campaigns have already led to more sensible use of antibiotics and a decrease in antibiotic resistance.