Survey Suggests Many Americans Don't Consider Antibiotic Resistance to be an Important Issue

A new survey published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases suggests that many Americans don’t consider antibiotic resistance to be an important problem or fully grasp how resistance develops. A majority of survey respondents agreed that inappropriate antibiotic use contributes to antibiotic resistance (92 percent) while (70 percent) responded neutrally or disagreed with the statement that antibiotic resistance is a problem.

A new survey published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases suggests that many Americans don’t consider antibiotic resistance to be an important problem or fully grasp how resistance develops. A majority of survey respondents agreed that inappropriate antibiotic use contributes to antibiotic resistance (92 percent) while (70 percent) responded neutrally or disagreed with the statement that antibiotic resistance is a problem. To read further from Open Forum Infectious Diseases, CLICK HERE.

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