The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- More than 2.8M antibiotic resistant infections occur in the US each year, and more than 35,000 people die as a result. This means, on average, someone gets an antibiotic resistant infection every 11 seconds and someone dies of this infection every 15 minutes.
- One of the three important measures cited is: Slowing the development of resistance through improved antibiotic use.
- C. diff is related to antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance, and contributes 224,000 cases and 12,800 deaths each year.