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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?

Media Advisory

Embargoed Until: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

What

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.

Who

Anne Schuchat, M.D., RADM, USPHS, Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

When

Tuesday, April 3, at 12:00 p.m. ET

Dial-In  

Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-1605
INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0331
PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions
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TRANSCRIPT
A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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