World Antibiotic Awareness Week – 14-20 November 2016

World Antibiotic Awareness Week is being marked 14-20 November 2016. Antibiotics have saved millions of people’s lives from infections that were once deadly. We have come to rely on antibiotics in modern medicine and agriculture, to treat humans and animals that are sick and to…

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WHO recommends 29 ways to stop surgical infections and avoid superbugs

3 November 2016 (Geneva) – People preparing for surgery should always have a bath or shower but not be shaved, and antibiotics should only be used to prevent infections before and during surgery, not afterwards, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) that  aim to…

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WHO multi-country survey reveals widespread public misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance

16 November 2015 ǀ GENEVA – As the World Health Organization (WHO) ramps up its fight against antibiotic resistance, a new multi-country survey shows people are confused about this major threat to public health and do not understand how to prevent it from growing. Antibiotic…

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