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Tip of the Week #23

Because of the risks associated with antibiotic resistance, children should not receive antibiotics to prevent ear infections.

Tip of the Week #44

Older persons are likely to have bacteria in their bladders without having an infection. This is a normal condition of aging and does not need to be treated with antibiotics unless there are specific symptoms of a urinary tract infection.

National Infection Control Week – October 17-21, 2016

Infection Prevention – Think Global Act Local
National Infection Control Week – October 19-23, 2015

Everybody can help prevent the spread of infections by being involved, providing input and initiating change in their own way.

Visit IPAC Canada’s website for infection prevention and control information.

Poster copyright by IPAC Canada, shown here with permission.

STOP! Clean Your Hands Day

This national event is taking place Friday, May 5, 2017 and will coincide with a global initiative of the World Health Organization, “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands.”

Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 17-21, 2014 Using antibiotics when they are not needed is an unnecessary risk. After taking an antibiotic you can carry resistant bacteria in your body for a long time. The resistant bacteria may not be making you sick, but can pass resistance to infection-causing bacteria later on. These infections are difficult to treat and may require hospitalization.

New article from Consumer Reports

Over 37,000 people are killed each year by the misuse of antibiotics. Read more here: The Rise of Superbugs

NEW! NCCID launches two new videos on antibiotic resistance

With the assistance of an expert advisory group, NCCID has worked on a number of projects to help reduce the burden of community-acquired antimicrobial resistance. To view two new recently launched videos go to: National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases

The Antibiotic Hunters – World Premiere

A new documentary travels to an ocean reef, a rainforest canopy, a frigid cave and even the mouth of a giant lizard – all in the urgent search for new antibiotics. View the trailer at http://vimeo.com/dreamfilm/ah-trailer.
Not to be missed! March 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm on CBC The Nature of Things.

Upcoming Documentary: The Antibiotic Hunters

Follow the search for new antibiotics in unusual places in this upcoming documentary on The Nature of Things, Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm on CBC. View the trailer at http://vimeo.com/dreamfilm/ah-trailer.

Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 7-21, 2014 Antibiotic resistance is an unavoidable, unwanted side effect of antibiotic use. To minimize the chances of antibiotic resistance developing, only use antibiotics when they are really needed. Unnecessary use of antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistance.