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Indiana State Department of Health

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

Appropriate Antibiotic Use Commitment Poster

See the following links to create either an 8.5 x 11 size or a standard 11 x 17 size poster. Dowload instructions here.

Antibiotic Commitment Poster - 8.5 x 11

Antibiotic Commitment Poster - 11 x 17

Antimicrobial Stewardships



Page last updated: July 1, 2015

Page last reviewed: June 16, 2015