CDC Telebriefing - New Vital Signs Report: Antibiotic Resistant Germs
221 instances of dangerous antibiotic resistant germs: What can state and local health departments do to protect the public?
Embargoed Until: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
New nationwide testing in 2017 uncovered 221 instances of unusual resistance in “nightmare bacteria” and other dangerous antibiotic resistant germs. While antibiotic resistance (AR) threats vary nationwide, AR has been found in every state.
Anne Schuchat, M.D., RADM, USPHS, Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tuesday, April 3, at 12:00 p.m. ET
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