"CDC empowers states to combat the growing threat of antibiotic resistance—when germs develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. Identifying unusual resistance and taking early and aggressive action can keep germs from spreading.
Antibiotic resistance (AR) is harder to control once it spreads and becomes common. A recent CDC report highlighted the importance of containing the spread of “unusual” AR and includes data from CDC’s AR Lab Network, a new resource that can help identify these threats rapidly.Antibiotic-resistant germs can spread like wildfire. Each year in the U.S., at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die. You likely know someone who has had a tough-to-treat infection..."