Resources for Everyone
can I do to prevent antimicrobial resistance?
If you get ill:
Discuss the appropriate
medicine for your illness with your doctor to avoid overusing or misusing
medication as prescribed - take all of it as prescribed and if your doctor
has prescribed more than the required dose, discard any leftovers once you
have completed the prescribed course of treatment
your prescription or save part of it for the next time you get sick
medicine that was prescribed for someone else
Healthy lifestyle habits
can go far in preventing illness - eat a proper diet, exercise, get enough
sleep, and keep good hygiene habits, such as frequent hand washing.
Don't be the 5th guy! - Four out of five people wash their
hands. See skits about the 5th guy and learn how to drop just
the right hint if you happen to know the 5th guy to get them to
keep from getting you sick.
Clean Hands are Cool - Cool stuff for kids!
CDC's Get Smart Program - Learn more about when antibiotics work and
when they don't and get smart about antibiotic use.