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Acute Communicable Disease Control


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
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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.

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

Resources for

Resources for

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

Reference Journal


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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