Get Smart About Antibiotics Week--October 5-11, 2009

October 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/2/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 38, p1074
The article announces the week-long program by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which focuses on the importance of the appropriate use of antibiotics. It states that the Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work campaign promotes awareness on the use of antibiotics. It urges medical practitioners to avoid prescribing antibiotics to treat viral upper respiratory infection (URIs) and recommend symptomatic therapy for URIs.


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