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Information for consumers on antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance, which is also referred to as antibiotic resistance, is a very important health problem in Australia and internationally. Antibiotics are important medicines that are used to treat many infections. Inappropriate use of antibiotics increases antibiotic resistance and means that some antibiotics may no longer be effective. 

Consumers and clinicians can work together to reduce antibiotic resistance. Learn more about antibiotics, and antibiotic resistance and what you can do to prevent and reduce it!

Video - What is antimicrobial resistance and how can we prevent it?

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