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Antibiotic Resistance is an invisible threat.

We have all experienced how a global health risk affects our daily lives and without any action, antibiotic resistance could do this for years to come.

It’s difficult to imagine how antibiotic resistance could affect our lives and the lives of our family and friends, especially when you are all fit and well. The threat of antibiotic resistance means that when the time comes and you do need antibiotic treatment, they might not work.

The treatment is not always antibiotics.

Understanding when you should use antibiotics will mean they still work for you when you really need them. Pledge now to act differently next time.

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There are a limited number of antibiotics left which can treat gonorrhoea.

In 10 year's time, we won't have an effective treatment for gonorrhoea, and some people might have to live with the infection for the rest of their lives.

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Sepsis accounts for around 1 in 10 deaths in pregnant women or new mothers

Without effective antibiotic treatments, childbirth will become increasingly dangerous and the number of mothers and young infants dying during childbirth will become more common.

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On average only 45% of the women prescribed antibiotics for a UTI had the infection

UTIs, like cystitis, are one of the most common illnesses prescribed antibiotics. Everytime you take antibiotics when you don't need them you could be reducing the number of treatment options you have in the future.

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178 new antibiotic-resistant infections a day in England.

The more antibiotic resistant infections there are, the more likely it is that you or someone you know may catch one. As these are much more difficult to treat, it could mean more people die of previously treatable infections.

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