Antibiotic Resistance Threats in United States 2019

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.

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