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Do not misuse antibiotics – CentralMaine.com

This year, Antibiotic Awareness Week is Nov. 12-18. Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention would like to educate you…

This year, Antibiotic Awareness Week is Nov. 12-18. Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention would like to educate you on the importance of this topic and how you can protect yourself.

Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most serious health threats. Antibiotische resistentie gebeurt wanneer bacteriën veranderen in reactie op een antibiotic drug en resist de drug’s effecten, waardoor de antibioticum stop met werken.

Één van de belangrijkste oorzaken van antibiotische resistentie is de overgebruik of antibiotica. Patients who are already sick or have had multiple courses of antibiotics are at the highest risk of antibiotic resistance. Människor som har svåra immunsystem, som barn och äldre adults, är också på en högre risk.

Without effective antibiotics, doctors may not be able to treat simple infections.

You can take these steps to protect yourself:

• Talk to your doctor about when antibiotics will and will not help.

• Ask about AR.

• Take antibiotics only when and exactly as prescribed.

• Do not save an antibiotic for later or share the drugs.

• Wash your hands.

• Stay up to date on your vaccinations.

• Cook foods to the right temperature.

• Refrigerate foods properly.

We all play a role in the fight to save these lifesaving medications. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use/community/index.html.

Jennifer Liao

Antibiotic Resistance Coordinator

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Augusta

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