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World Antibiotics Awareness Week: How we can all help prevent antibiotic resistance

World Antibiotics Awareness Week, which takes place Nov. 12 to 18 and is managed by the World Health Organization, aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance and prevent it spreading further. Here we round up some facts and figures on antibiotic resistance and why it is important we all play our role in fighting against it. 33,000 The number of people killed in Europe in 2015 due to drug-resistant bacteria according to a study published in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases earlier this month. 65 and over and those under 12 months The ages with the highest mortality rate in 2015 due to drug-resistant bacteria. 700,000 The number of deaths ...

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