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Threat Report 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 homes.

What's in the Report

Foreword [page 5]
Executive Summary [page 6]
Section 1: The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance [page 11]
Section 2: Fighting Back Against Antibiotic Resistance [page 31]
Four Core Actions to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance [page 31]
Section 3: Current Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States,
by Microorganism [page 49]
Microorganisms with a Threat Level of Urgent

Microorganisms with a Threat Level of Serious

Microorganisms with a Threat Level of Concerning
Technical Appendix [page 93]
Glossary [page 107]
Acknowledgements [page 112]

 

 

 
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