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Acute Communicable Disease Control


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County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
313 N. Figueroa Street, Room 212
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 240-7941
Fax: (213) 482-4856
E-Mail:acdc2@ph.lacounty.gov
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Acute Communicable Disease Control
Preventing and Controlling Antibiotic Resistance

 Antibiotic overuse and misuse has consequently made antibiotics become less effective, and in some cases ineffective, against bacterial infections (referred to as “antibiotic resistance”). In an effort to address the public health problem of antibiotic resistance, the Acute Communicable Disease Control Program (ACDC) conducts education and surveillance activities and provides the latest news and resources for consumers and clinicians to promote appropriate use of antibiotics. Online access to journal links may require subscription. Copies of articles may be obtained from your local public or college library. The Acute Communicable Disease Control Program does not provide copies of journal articles.

Updates
Free Materials: Antibiotic resistance education brochures in English / Spanish / Chinese / Korean.

Adapted and used with permission from the Wisconsin Antibiotic Resistance Network (WARN)
To order, call 213-240-7941.



New Journal Articles

Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance in Healthcare Settings

Updated Materials (Prescription Pads & Day Care Letters) for Providers

What Physicians Can Do in Controlling Antibiotic Resistance





Antibiotic Resistance Education


Antiobiotic Resistance Diseases in LA County


Current Activities
Introduction Pneumococcal Disease Antibiotic Resistance Education
What is Antibiotic Resistance? Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Reporting
  Multi-Drug Resistance Tuberculosis
Gonorrhea


Resources for
Consumers


Resources for
Clinicians


News, Media, Events & Announcements
Do you have a cold? Antibiotics are not the answer.
(English | Spanish)

CBS News Interactive: Eye on Antibiotics CDC: Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance in Healthcare Settings More
CNN News Interactive: Fighting the Superbug

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Patient Education Materials
 
More Communication: How to Deal With Patient Demand for Antibiotics  
   
 


Reports and
Presentations




Reference Journal
Articles




Links

Los Angeles Health Survey: Adult's Knowledge, Attitudes & Practices in Antibiotic Use

New Journal Articles

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
More Interventions
  Antibiograms in Surveillance

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