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Canada remains a world leader in the fight against antibiotic resistance


Toronto, ON — February 21, 2003 — As the world celebrates the 75th anniversary of the discovery of penicillin, Canada is holding its own with respect to some rates of antibiotic resistance, according to the National Information Program on Antibiotics (NIPA).

NIPA has designated the week of February 24 as National Antibiotic Awareness Week to continue educating Canadians about this important issue. On Tuesday February 25, NIPA will release the findings of the 2003 national report card on antibiotic resistance.