Combating Antibiotic Resistance with Surveillance

Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems.

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Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Importance for Patient and Public Health

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About Antibiotic Prescribing and Use

CDC encourages healthcare professionals, patients, and families to learn more about antibiotic prescribing and use.

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Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Summary

Principles of appropriate antibiotic use apply to the diagnosis and treatment of acute upper respiratory tract infection (common cold) in otherwise healthy adults.


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Diagnostic System for Rapid and Sensitive Differential Detection of Pathogens

Naturally emerging and deliberately released pathogens demand new detection strategies to allow early recognition and containment. 

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Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines: Pediatric Treatment Recommendations

Antibiotic prescribing guidelines establish standards of care, focus quality improvement efforts, and improve patient outcomes. 

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