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

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Find CDC activities to fight resistance in your state.

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Learn how to order curated resistance samples, and why.

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Get the latest on the Trans-Atlantic Taskforce.