World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021 starts today and we urge everyone in Leeds to get serious about antibiotic resistance. Proper antibiotics use now will ensure we have drugs to beat superbugs in future. Find out more at: https://seriouslyresistant.com/
Seriously is a campaign that aims to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and encourage people to pledge to keep antibiotics working. If we carry on misusing antibiotics, in the future they could stop working altogether, so it’s now more important than ever that they’re taken correctly.What is antibiotic resistance?
If we carry on taking antibiotics incorrectly, in the future they could stop working altogether. Without effective antibiotics, many common treatments will become increasingly dangerous – including setting broken bones, treatments for cancer and routine operations.
If everyone makes just one simple pledge to always take antibiotics correctly, we will stop bacteria from becoming resistant to antibiotics and ensure they continue to work for future generations.
If we carry on misusing antibiotics:
- By 2050 a simple paper cut could become deadly.
- Cancer treatments could become ineffective.
- Superbugs could kill 10 million people per year.