Resistant bacteria are sometimes called “super bugs.”
Infections caused by “super bugs” can be more severe and harder to treat.
“Super bugs” can be dangerous to your family and to your community because they can be passed from person-to-person the same way that
other bacteria are spread.
Using antibiotics wisely is the best way to control resistance.
More about antibiotic resistance
Stop Antibiotic Misuse in Minnesota (MARC) Keep Antibiotics Working! Antibiotics are powerful medicines for fighting infections, but they don't cure every illness. Taking antibiotics when they are not needed - or not completing the prescription given by your child's health care provider - can even be harmful. Find out more about antibiotic resistance on the Minnesota Antibiotic Resistance Collaborative website. Non-MDH link
Information about Antimicrobial Resistance in Minnesota. Includes information on antimicrobial-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, the compilation of antimicrobial susceptibilities of selected pathogens, and antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings.
Food handlers in restaurants, schools, delis and grocery stores must wash their hands with soap and water
before applying hand sanitizers. [Minn Rules Chap. 4626.0070 - 4626.0085]
See Hand Hygiene for Food Handlers for more information.