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Get Smart Week 2010

To bring attention to the growing global problem of antibiotic resistance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) observed its Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, November 15-19, 2010. The national campaign highlighted the coordinated efforts of the agency, states, non-profit partners, and for-profit partners to educate the public about antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use in both community and healthcare settings.
Get Smart Week 2010 emphasized the following:

  • Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most pressing public health threats.
  • Antibiotics are the most important tool we have to combat life-threatening bacterial diseases.
  • Increasing antibiotic resistance is compromising the effectiveness of antibiotics.
  • Patients, healthcare providers, hospital administrators and policy makers must work together to employ effective strategies for improving appropriate antibiotic use – ultimately saving lives.

To learn more about the Get Smart programs, visit CDC's Get Smart website.

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