Antibiotics are used to fight bacterial infections and illnesses by stopping or slowing the growth of bacteria. When antibiotic resistance develops, the antibiotics normally used may not work as well or can fail.
Antibiotic resistance (sometimes referred to as antimicrobial resistance) is a growing problem in Canada and the world. This is because some bacteria that cause infections and illnesses are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics.
Learn what antibiotic resistance is and how it happens.
Antibiotic resistance occurs in many types of illnesses and bacteria. Learn which types have been most affected.
Antibiotic resistance puts our health at risk and strains our healthcare system. Find out who is affected the most.
Find out what you can do to protect yourself and your family. Learn about the role healthcare professionals play in fighting antibiotic resistance.
Find information on how antibiotic use and resistance are researched and monitored in Canada.
Includes print-ready and online resources to raise awareness on antibiotic resistance.
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