This short animated film shows how to prevent the spread of resistant bacteria. Contamination with resistant bacteria is dangerous for people with poor health. We can minimise the risk by practising proper hygiene and immediately ascertaining whether someone is infected.


(On-screen title: How to prevent the spread of resistant bacteria. An animation. Voice-over:)



VOICE-OVER: Bacteria can make you ill.

Some bacteria are resistant,

in which case treatment with antibiotics has a limited effect, to none at all.

This can cause you to become very ill, and possibly even die.

(A little figure falls over.)

You can also carry bacteria without becoming immediately ill,

in which case you can still spread them.

The spread of resistant bacteria is dangerous,

especially for people with poor health.

You can be contaminated with a resistant bacterium,

for example, as a result of admission to a nursing home or hospital,

admission to a hospital abroad, or through contact with farm animals.

This is why proper hygiene, such as washing your hands, is important.

If someone is contaminated with a resistant bacterium,

it's important to become aware of this as soon as possible

in order to prevent further spreading.

This is why doctors enquire about possible exposure to resistant bacteria,

whether you have been treated in other nursing homes or hospitals,

in a foreign hospital, or if you have had any contact with farm animals.

Everyone should be attentive to this, so we can minimise the risk.

(On-screen text: National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.