IN.gov - Skip Navigation

Note: This message is displayed if (1) your browser is not standards-compliant or (2) you have you disabled CSS. Read our Policies for more information.

Indiana State Department of Health

Epidemiology Resource Center Home > Surveillance and Investigation > Diseases and Conditions Resource Page > Antibiotic Use and Antibiotic Resistance Antibiotic Use and Antibiotic Resistance

Information

Antibiotics do not work for viruses such as colds, influenza, most sore throats and bronchitis. Taking antibiotics when they are not needed increases the risk of future resistance when they are prescribed.

Antibiotic Use and Antibiotic Resistance Quick Fact

El uso de antibióticos y resistencia antibiótica

Resources 

  • Resource Manual
  • CDC Antibiotic Resistance Threats 2013 

    Survey

    Page last updated September 23, 2013

    Page last reviewed September 16, 2013