Antibiotic (antimicrobial) resistance

Help prevent antibiotic resistance by learning about its causes, impact and which bacteria and illnesses are antibiotic-resistant. Also discover helpful resources.

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About antibiotic resistance

Learn how antibiotic resistance develops, how resistant bacteria are spread and how to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria and illnesses

Discover which bacteria and illnesses are antibiotic-resistant and why they can be  difficult to treat.

Impacts of antibiotic resistance

Know the risks of antibiotic resistance to human health and who is most at risk.

Prevention of antibiotic resistance

Help prevent antibiotic resistance by following these tips on avoiding illness and using antibiotics responsibly.

Antibiotic resistance research and surveillance

Learn how antibiotic use and resistance are researched and monitored in Canada

Antibiotic resistance awareness materials

Find print-ready and online resources to raise awareness on antibiotic resistance.

The Government of Canada's response to antimicrobial resistance

We are working to prevent, limit and control the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Learn how the Government of Canada monitors AMR and supports the proper use of antimicrobials (antibiotics) in both humans and animals.

Antibiotic resistance and animals

Learn about antimicrobial resistance and animals, surveillance, policy development and outreach activities.

True stories: How antibiotic resistance impacts lives

Stories about when antibiotics stop working.

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