Taking antibiotics when they are not needed accelerates emergence of antibiotic resistance, one of the biggest threats to global health.
You can help prevent antibiotic resistance. Preventing infection can reduce the use of antibiotics, and limit the spread of antibiotic resistance. Good basic hygiene is one of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of infection.
On average, 1 in every 10 patients is affected by health care-associated infections (HAIs). Antibiotic-resistant HAIs can double or more, the likelihood of death.
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