European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2017

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.


Latest updates on antimicrobial resistance


Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe, 2016

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ECDC country visit to Belgium to discuss antimicrobial resistance issues

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Carbapenemase-producing (OXA-48) Klebsiella pneumoniae ST392 found in travellers previously hospitalised in Gran Canaria, Spain

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Rapid risk assessment: Carbapenemase-producing (OXA-48) Klebsiella pneumoniae ST392 in travellers previously hospitalised in Gran Canaria, Spain

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Antimicrobial resistance (EARS-Net) - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2014

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