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"Be Antibiotics Aware"

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Those with Allen County Public Health say it's important to listen to your healthcare provider, and use antibiotics correctly, to avoid becoming more sick with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Those with Allen County Public Health say it's important to listen to your healthcare provider, and use antibiotics correctly, to avoid becoming more sick with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
According to Allen County Public Health, at least 2 million people a year get infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria in the United States. According to Allen County Public Health, at least 2 million people a year get infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria in the United States.

November 13th kicks off World Antibiotics Awareness Week, and Allen County Public Health wants to remind people to "Be Antibiotics Aware" when using them.

Those with Allen County Public Health say it's important to listen to your healthcare provider, and use antibiotics correctly, to avoid becoming more sick with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  Antibiotics will not be able to help with every sickness, so it's important to take your healthcare provider's advice when you're feeling under the weather.

"What we want them to realize that antibiotics only work on certain bacteria, not all bacteria you need an antibiotic for," said Deb Roberts, director of nursing for Allen County Public Health.  "If you have a virus, the best thing that you can do is stay home, wash your hands, stay away from people until you feel better."

According to Allen County Public Health, at least 2 million people a year get infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria in the United States.

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