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Every 15 minutes – the report reveals – a person in the US dies due to complications from infections resistant to any circulating antibiotic. A total of 35,000 deaths a year. Although the phenomenon is finally falling in American hospitals and clinics (-18% from 2013), antibiotic-resistant diseases are growing. «Some of these superbugs that resist drugs have learned how "to convince their resistant genes" with other germs in circulation» Craig noted.
(In the photo taken with the microscope, the bacteria of neisseria gonorrhea, one of the five lethal germs indicated by the Cdc).
"The problem of antibiotic resistance is worse than we originally estimated" – @CDCgov's Michael Craig addresses the Antibiotic Resistance Threat Report Hill briefing, co-hosted by @pewhealth and @IDSAInfo #CDCARThreats #AMR pic.twitter.com/487NYtXInZ
– Antimicrobials Working Group (@AWG_News) 15 November 2019
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