That's about 35,000 deaths each year from drug-resistant infections, according to a landmark report.
The report puts five drug-resistant super-gods on the CDC's "urgent threats" list – two more germs than were listed in the CDC list in 2013, the agency last issued a report on antibiotic resistance.
Genetic studies indicate that microbes have become particularly adept at learning to outsmart antibiotics.
"Some miracle cures no longer work miracles," according to the report.
The report also notes that although infections with super-gods in hospitals have decreased, some infections caught elsewhere – across the community – have increased.
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While superbunks usually attack fragile, elderly people, anyone can contract a super god.
Peggy Lillis was a healthy, vibrant 56-year-old Brooklyn teacher who woke up one morning 1
"As a kindergarten teacher, she simply assumed that he had been caught something of a child or maybe she had food poisoning. It is not believed that this was a serious threat. None of us did it, "recalls her son Christian Lillis.
Five days later Peggy was so ill she could barely move.
The renal kidneys start to fail and it goes into septic shock.
"Doctors at the hospital where she was treated – did their best," Christian said. "But bacteria are developing at a pace we are not up to speed."
Christian says he will never know exactly where and when his mother took the C. diff bacterium.
Two days before he became ill, a Peggy dentist prescribed an antibiotic called clindamycin to prevent infection after the root canal.
Now her family questions whether this preventive antibiotic is needed.
"My mother is probably the best person I've ever known in my life," Christian said. "What we will not accept is that our mother's death will be in vain."
Five superbubbles on the emergency list
C. the difference is the most lethal antibiotic-resistant germ on the CDC emergency list, causing 12,800 deaths a year in the United States.
The other two germs in the 2013 emergency list are carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, and drug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a sexually transmitted infection.
This year, the CDC added two more: the carbapenem-resistant bacterium Acinetobacter and Candida auris, a fungus.
The report classifies 11 additional bacteria and fungi as serious threats, two against and four on the agency's watch list.
The number of deaths from these antibiotic-resistant germs dropped by 18% from the 2013 report, largely due to a significant reduction in hospital deaths from 2012 to 2017.
"The CDC recognizes that hospital prevention programs have already been successful, "according to the report.
There is still room for improvement: About 85% of drug-resistant microbe deaths are caused by germs that are usually found in hospitals and other health care facilities, such as nursing homes.
is the first to report used electronic medical records to calculate antibiotic-resistant infections and death. This led them to discover that the number of infections and deaths since 2013 was higher than previously estimated.
As the hospital situation improves, some super errors outside the hospital increase.
"The CDC is concerned about growing resistant infections in the community, [which] puts more people at risk and makes it more difficult to identify and retain – and threatens the progress made in protecting patients in healthcare," according to a new report.
Some superbunks circulating in the community have figured out how to "teach" each other how to fight antibiotics by sharing their resistance genes with each other.
"It's basically crowdsourcing," Craig added. "They can redirect their resistance to other microbes."
Fighting antibiotic resistance
The response to the crisis for antibiotic resistance is no more potent antibiotics, according to a new report.
Antibiotics are slowly entering the market and one day microbes will make them ineffective, notes CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield in his introduction to the report.
"We need to adopt aggressive strategies to keep germs and avoid infections in the first place," writes Redfield.
The key is to use less antibiotics, with less exposure, germs have less opportunity to learn how
The CDC estimates that about one-third of antibiotic prescriptions in emergency rooms surgeries and doctors' offices are given for infections that don't need them, that's 47 million unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics each year
Some experts blame doctors for asking patients for antibiotics for infections that were not caused From bacteria such as viral sore throat and sinus infections.
Craig notes that better tests and tools need to be developed, as it may be difficult for physicians to determine if a patient needs an antibiotic.
"We don't have a good diagnosis for certain infections, so we can't always tell if someone has a viral infection or a bacterial infection," he said.
Dr. Anthony Focchi, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, points out that whether it is overuse in humans or animals since antibiotic resistance is largely human-made, it requires human-created solutions. "
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But Fauchi added that if doctors, patients and public health officials work together, it will be possible to prevent rati tide of infections resistant to antibiotics.  "I think we can. I really do," he said. "But it will require a global, concerted effort."