When Carl Romm enlisted in the Army, antibiotic-resistant bacteria was a threat that his parents, Chris and Joyce, didn’t even consider. Tragically, at the age of 27, Carl passed away from complications related to numerous antibiotic-resistant infections.
As part of U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, Chris and Joyce Romm, along with CDC, invite you to learn more about Carl’s story and view materials and resources to support the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The Romms share their story today in our Safe Healthcare Blog.
U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is a time to Be Antibiotics Aware through several online opportunities like the Global Antibiotic Resistance Twitter Chat on Thursday, November 16, 1pm–3pm. Use the hashtag #AntibioticResistance to participate and learn more about one of the most urgent threats to the public’s health. At least 23,000 people die each year from infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the United States.
To learn more about antibiotic prescribing and use, visit www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use.