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Epidemiology Resource Center Home > Surveillance and Investigation > Diseases and Conditions Resource Page > Antibiotic Use and Antibiotic Resistance Antibiotic Use and Antibiotic Resistance


Antibiotics do not work for viruses such as colds, influenza, most sore throats and bronchitis. Taking antibiotics when they are not needed increases the risk of future resistance when they are prescribed.

Antibiotic Use and Antibiotic Resistance Quick Fact

El uso de antibióticos y resistencia antibiótica


  • Resource Manual
  • CDC Antibiotic Resistance Threats 2013 


    Page last updated September 23, 2013

    Page last reviewed September 16, 2013