Antibiotic Resistance, Genomics & Public Health
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CDC information: Antibiotic/antimicrobial resistance
CDC report: Antibiotic resistance 2013
Threat Report 2013This report, Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013 gives a first-ever snapshot of the burden and threats posed by the antibiotic-resistant germs having the most impact on human health.
Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections. Many more people die from other conditions that were complicated by an antibiotic-resistant infection.
Antibiotic-resistant infections can happen anywhere. Data show that most happen in the general community; however, most deaths related to antibiotic resistance happen in healthcare settings such as hospitals and nursing homes.
What's in the Report
- Introduction [page 11]
- National Summary Data [page 13]
- Cycle of Resistance Infographics [page 14]
- Minimum Estimates of Morbidity and Mortality from
Antibiotic-Resistant Infections [page 15]
- Limitations of Estimating the Burden of Disease Associated
with Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria [page 18]
- Assessment of Domestic Antibiotic-Resistant Threats [page 20]
- Running Out of Drugs to Treat Serious Gram-Negative Infections [page 22]
- People at Especially High Risk [page 24]
- Antibiotic Safety [page 25]
- Gaps in Knowledge of Antibiotic Resistance [page 27]
- Developing Resistance: Timeline of Key Antibiotic Resistance Events [page 28]
- 2. Tracking Resistance Patterns [page 39]
- 3. Antibiotic Stewardship: Improving Prescribing, Improving Use [page 41]
- 4. Developing New Antibiotics and Diagnostic Tests [page 44]
Microorganisms with a Threat Level of Urgent
Microorganisms with a Threat Level of Serious
Microorganisms with a Threat Level of Concerning
- CDC Feature: Untreatable: Today’s drug resistance health threats
- CDC Press Release: Untreatable: Report by CDC details today’s drug-resistant health threats Landmark report ranks superbugs, outlines four core actions to halt resistance
- Digital Press Kit: Untreatable: Today’s Drug-Resistant Health Threats
- CDC Antibiotic/Antimicrobial Resistance Website
- Interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance
- CDC Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
- CDC Get Smart for Healthcare