The report, Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013, presents a first-ever snapshot of the burden and threats posed by the antibiotic-resistant germs that have the most impact on human health. This report is also the first time that CDC has ranked these threats into categories of urgent, serious, and concerning.
In 2012, CDC and 25 national health organizations unveiled a policy statement outlining strategies to conserve and replenish our antibiotic resources.
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America’s Knowledge of and Attitudes toward Antibiotic Resistance [7 pages]
View results from a national poll conducted in 2012.
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