Get Smart Week 2016

2016 Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is November 14-20

Antibiotic resistance – when bacteria stop responding to the drugs designed to kill them – is possibly the single most important infectious disease threat we face today.

During November 14-20, 2016, the annual Get Smart About Antibiotics Week will be observed. The observance is a key component of CDC’s efforts to improve antibiotic stewardship in communities, in healthcare facilities, and on the farm in collaboration with state-based programs, nonprofit partners, and for-profit partners. The one-week observance raises awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use.

Global Twitter Chat

Friday, November 18, from 11am - 1pm EDT @marrcoalition will join @CDCgov in a global Twitter conversation about antibiotic resistance. Participate and follow the conversation by using #AntibioticResistance and following @CDCgov and @marrcoalition.

Test your knowledge

Take the CDC quiz to test your knowledge about Antibiotics

The observance is an international collaboration, coinciding with: