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Get Smart

Clinical Infectious Diseases and The Journal of Infectious Diseases are supporting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and prudent antibiotic use.

To promote their campaign 'Get Smart About Antibiotics Week', Nov. 12-18, the Editors of Clinical Infectious Diseases and The Journal of Infectious Diseases have highlighted recent, topical articles, which have been made freely available online during the month of November.

Selected articles:


Editorial Commentary: Antimicrobial Peptide Exposure and Reduced Susceptibility to Daptomycin: Insights Into a Complex Genetic Puzzle

Seasonality and Temporal Correlation between Community Antibiotic Use and Resistance in the United States

Forgotten Antibiotics: An Inventory in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia

Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work

CDC launched the National Campaign for Appropriate Antibiotic Use in the Community in 1995. In 2003, this program was renamed Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work in conjunction with the launch of a national media campaign. This campaign aims to reduce the rate of rise of antibiotic resistance by:

- promoting adherence to appropriate prescribing guidelines among providers,
- decreasing demand for antibiotics for viral upper respiratory infections among healthy adults and parents of young children
- increasing adherence to prescribed antibiotics for upper respiratory infections.

Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information.

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