UPDATED 6:55 PM PT – Friday, November 14, 2019
The CDC says every 15 minutes, someone in the US dies of an antibiotic-resistant superbook, in the 2019 report on "Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States" says about 35,000 deaths occur each year from drug-resistant infections.
Today's report on #CDCARthreats shows significant progress, but the threat is still real. Join us in this important mission of effectively communicating the risks posed by antibiotic resistance and the role of each of us in combating this threat. https://t.co/gOmqkGOOg6 records19659005: 11 – Dr. Robert R. Redfield (@CDCDirector) November 14, 2019
The new federal report puts five drug-resistant super-gods on the emergency list of CDC, which is one of the three microbes listed in their 2013 report.
"This CDC report, the second of its kind, presents data on the top 18 pathogens that need attention now," he said. CDC Director Robert Redfield. "Emphasizes that antibiotic resistance is a One Health problem that can spread through humans, animals and the environment … and affects almost every aspect of life."
Genetic studies show that microbes have become particularly adept at learning to outnumber each other. antibiotics. Experts urge doctors to prescribe antibiotics only when absolutely necessary.
"Our nation must stop treating the coming era after antibiotics – it's already here," Redfield urged. "You and I live in a time when some miracle cures no longer work miracles and families are torn apart by a microscopic enemy."