General practitioners, dentists and emergency room have the power to help prevent misuse and overuse of antibiotics. As they are giving diagnosis and treatment to their patients, they have a role in preventing antibiotic resistance spread. They can join the fight to keep antibiotics working!
Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.
The DIAGORAS project in video
Saturday 18th of November was the European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2017, a special occasion to talk about antibiotic resistance. On this day, the DIAGORAS project released a video presenting its purpose. Addressed to health practitioners, and dentists in particular, this video will explain how the project could help medical professions.
The DIAGORAS project is developing a Point-of-Care diagnostic platform that will identify – within 1 hour – a wide range of viruses and bacteria responsible for respiratory tract infections and oral infections. This device will help practitioners to give better and quicker diagnosis, reducing unnecessary prescription of antibiotics.
This project gathers European experts from 11 team established in 8 countries – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Czech Republic, Sweden and United Kingdom. The partners are from different domain of expertise and all work together to fight antibiotic resistance.