What do healthcare workers know about antibiotic resistance?
Healthcare professionals play a fundamental role in tackling antibiotic resistance. The results of survey released on the occasion of EAAD 2019 show gaps in knowledge about the issue.Find out more
What do European healthcare workers know about antibiotic resistance?
Understanding the barriers to prudent antibiotic use is vital to develop and deliver interventions that increase awareness and knowledge and ultimately change behaviour about antibiotic use.Read more about the survey
Burden of infections with resistant bacteria
Each year, 33000 people die from an infection due to bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The burden of infections is comparable to that of inﬂuenza, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined.See infographic
Communicating to professionals in hospitals and long-term care facilities
Up to half of all antibiotic use in hospitals is unnecessary of inappropriate. Antibiotic misuse in hospitals is a major driver of antibiotics resistance. What can be done?View materials
Watch EU-level event online
On 18 November ECDC is marking the European Antibiotic Awareness Day with an event at Europahuset in Stockholm in Sweden. The event includes an opening by Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety as well as key note speeches and panel discussions with invited governmental institutions, professional and patient organisations, country representatives and media. On the day ECDC will release new surveillance data and the results of a survey on healthcare workers' perceptions of antibiotics.
The conference will be live streamed on Facebook on 18 November, 09:30-15:30.
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