CDC Telebriefing: New CDC Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report shows infection prevention is working but continued action is needed to protect all people
For Immediate Release: Friday, November 8, 2019
Contact: Media Relations
Antibiotic-resistant (AR) bacteria and fungi cause more than 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths in the United States each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will give updates on the continued threat of antibiotic resistance in the United States.
- Robert R Redfield, M.D., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Michael Craig, MPP, Antibiotic Resistance Coordination and Strategy Unit, CDC
Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 12:00 p.m. ET
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