You too can become an ‘antibiotic resistance fighter’

Created as part of a new campaign to tackle antibiotic resistance in the community, the Facebook page wants 35,000 people to sign up and become ‘antibiotic resistance fighters’.

NPS clinical adviser Dr Danielle Stowasser said if the community didn’t change the way it used antibiotics, by the time children become adults, few antibiotics will work.

The campaign aims for three simple steps to become ingrained in the community: not expecting or asking for antibiotics for viruses such as colds and flu; taking prescribed antibiotics exactly as