News Outlets Continue To Report On WHO Survey On Antibiotics, Drug Resistance

News outlets continue to discuss a survey, released Monday by the WHO at the beginning of the first World Antibiotic Awareness Week, showing widespread public misunderstanding of antimicrobial resistance.

Agence France-Presse: ‘Dangerously high’ antibiotic resistance levels worldwide: WHO (Larson, 11/16).

CIDRAP News: WHO survey shows antibiotic resistance myths common (Schnirring, 11/16).

Deutsche Welle: WHO: widespread confusion about antibiotic resistance and what causes it (11/16).

International Business Times: When Should You Take Antibiotics? Most People Have The Wrong Idea, Multicountry Survey Finds (Whitman, 11/16).

Reuters: Misunderstanding of antibiotics fuels superbug threat, WHO says (Kelland, 11/16).

Science Speaks: Antibiotic resistance posing little understood global health threat, WHO report says (Barton, 11/16).

U.N. News Centre: Widespread misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance threatens public health — U.N. health agency (11/16).

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