New Report Details Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States

Published today, CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2019 includes the latest national death and infection estimates that underscore the continued threat of antibiotic resistance in the United States. CDC estimates that more than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the United States each year, and more than 35,000 people die as a result. Campylobacter and Salmonella, commonly spread through food, cause an estimated 660,900 resistant infections each year. Data show that resistance to antibiotics recommended to treat Campylobacter and Salmonella infections  is increasing.

Read the Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2019 report.

Get CDC advice on preventing foodborne illness (food poisoning).

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Revised Guidelines for Outbreak Response Open for Public Comment

The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) invites public comment on the third edition of its Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response. Download the draft documents on the CIFOR websiteexternal icon and submit comments onlineexternal icon through Dec. 1.

CIFOR also has published a new reference guide of governmental programs that detect, investigate, control, or prevent foodborne illness in the United States. The Food Safety Programs Reference Guideexternal icon also has tips for information sharing, surveillance networks, connecting with partners, and more.

Download the free Food Safety Programs Reference Guide pdf icon[PDF – 751 KB]external icon.

CIFOR is a collaboration of state, local and federal public health agencies who work to reduce foodborne illness. Members include experts in epidemiology, environmental health, and laboratory work.

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