Antibiotic / Antimicrobial Resistance

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. Each year in the U.S., at least 2.8 million people get an antibiotic-resistant infection, and more than 35,000 people die. Fighting this threat is a public health priority that requires a collaborative global approach across sectors. CDC is working to combat this threat. Find out how you can help.

Combating antibiotic resistance, a global threat

AR Threats Report

Read the latest antibiotic resistance death and infection estimates in the U.S.

AR Investment Map

Find CDC activities to fight resistance in your state.

AR Isolate Bank

Learn how to order curated resistance samples, and why.

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Get the latest on the Trans-Atlantic Taskforce.