Facts about antimicrobial consumption
This page contains facts, infographics and videos on antimicrobial consumption in Europe
Antibiotics: be responsible
The ability of bacteria to resist the action of an antibiotic has become a recognised global problem. Antibiotic resistance severely limits the number of antibiotics available for the treatment of diseases.Read more
Antibiotic resistance: How does antibiotic resistance spread?
Humans and animals do not become resistant to antibiotic treatments, but the bacteria they carry can. This infographic shows how the process develops.Read more
European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2022 - launch event
To mark the 15th European Antibiotic Awareness Day, ECDC hosted a launch event with the theme “Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together”, an acknowledgement and reminder that keeping antibiotics working is everyone’s responsibility.Read more
Antibiotic Resistance - What can you do as a healthcare specialist?
We are facing the possibility of a future where antibiotics will no longer be effective due to the antimicrobial resistance. This video explains what healthcare specialists can do to prevent this.Read more
Take care, not antibiotics
The over-use and misuse of antibiotics leads to antimicrobial resistance. If you have a cold or flu, take care, not antibiotics.Read more
1/6 of Europeans are not aware that the misuse of antibiotics makes them less effective
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a danger to us all because they cause infections that are difficult to treat.Read more
Antibiotics don't cure colds
Follow your doctor's advice: take care, not antibiotics. Watch the European Awareness Day videoRead more