European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2017

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18 Nov 2017

The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is an annual European public health initiative that takes place on 18 November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and the importance of prudent antibiotic use. The latest data confirms that across the European Union the number of patients infected by resistant bacteria is increasing and that antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health.

Prudent use of antibiotics can help stop resistant bacteria from developing and help keep antibiotics effective for the use of future generations.

Live streaming of the EAAD launch event in Brussels: 'Keeping antibiotics working'

Join us from 09:00 - 13:00 for discussions on the latest data on antimicrobial resistance in Europe.

Take part in the conversation on social media using #EAAD.


All updates on antimicrobial resistance


OECD highlights the progress made in laboratory systems in the EU/EEA since the implementation of EULabCap

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Call for scientific collaboration to support genomic-based surveillance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae-antimicrobial resistance at EU-level

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ECDC calls for continued action to address antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings

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ECDC country visit to Malta to discuss antimicrobial resistance issues, 3-7 July 2017

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Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in Europe 2017

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