European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2017

Event Campaign
18 Nov 2017

The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is an annual European public health initiative that takes place on 18 November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and the importance of prudent antibiotic use. The latest data confirms that across the European Union the number of patients infected by resistant bacteria is increasing and that antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health.

Prudent use of antibiotics can help stop resistant bacteria from developing and help keep antibiotics effective for the use of future generations.

Live streaming of the EAAD launch event in Brussels: 'Keeping antibiotics working'

Join us from 09:00 - 13:00 for discussions on the latest data on antimicrobial resistance in Europe.

Take part in the conversation on social media using #EAAD.


All updates on antimicrobial resistance


Zoonoses: antimicrobial resistance shows no signs of slowing down

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The European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2017

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Survey of healthcare workers’ knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance

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ECDC country visit to Norway to discuss antimicrobial resistance issues

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Expert consensus protocol on colistin resistance detection and characterisation for the survey of carbapenem- and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

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