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WHO - World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016: 14–20 November

According to WHO antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of a microorganism (like bacteria, viruses, and some parasites) to stop an antimicrobial (such as antibiotics, antivirals and antimalarials) from working against it. As a result, standard treatments become ineffective, infections persist and may spread to others. World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. The theme for this year’s campaign is “Antibiotics: Handle with care".

WHO has published several infographics and posters on antibiotic resistance: http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-antibiotic-awareness-week/en/

WHO has as well Campaign 2016 toolkit available which contains information on the campaign : http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-antibiotic-awareness-week/2016-campaign-toolkit/en/

On WHO’s webpage there are videos related to this topic: http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-antibiotic-awareness-week/videos/en/


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QuikRead go® CRP

Test before prescribing

QuikRead go CRP is a fast and simple rapid test for quantitative determination of C-reactive protein (CRP) in whole blood, serum and plasma with the QuikRead go instrument. The test gives reliable results within minutes and speeds up the path to the right diagnosis. Accurate measurement of C-reactive protein (CRP) can be critical in the clinical management of a patient with symptoms of infection. Read more: QuikRead go CRP and QuikRead go CRP+Hb