Large majority of Americans concerned about antibiotic resistance

Monday, November 12, 2018

Large majority of Americans concerned about antibiotic resistance, poll finds. A whopping 81 percent of participants in a survey are concerned that antibiotic resistance could make more infections difficult to treat and become deadly, according to a poll commissioned by the research advocacy group Research!America and the Infectious Disease Society of America. The survey, supported in part by drug giant Pfizer, found that more education is needed about how to appropriately prescribe antibiotics. For instance, 29 percent said, wrongly, that antibiotics are effective for treating viral infections, the poll said. 

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