Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013
This report, Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013 gives a first-ever snapshot of the burden and threats posed by the antibiotic-resistant germs having the most impact on human health.
Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections. Many more people die from other conditions that were complicated by an antibiotic-resistant infection.
Antibiotic-resistant infections can happen anywhere. Data show that most happen in the general community; however, most deaths related to antibiotic resistance happen in healthcare settings such as hospitals and nursing home
- CDC Feature: Untreatable: Today’s drug resistance health threats
- CDC Press Release: Untreatable: Report by CDC details today’s drug-resistant health threats Landmark report ranks superbugs, outlines four core actions to halt resistance
- Digital Press Kit: Untreatable: Today’s Drug-Resistant Health Threats
- CDC Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance Website
- Interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance
- CDC Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
- CDC Get Smart for Healthcare
- Page last reviewed: July 14, 2014
- Page last updated: July 17, 2014
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