Antibiotic resistance could be 'next pandemic,' CDC says

July 22, 2014 9:19 PM

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Antibiotic resistance could be 'next pandemic,' CDC says

Antibiotic resistance that turns ordinary disease-causing bacteria into illnesses that can't be controlled could bring about the "next pandemic," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden warned at a National Press Club event Tuesday.

Frieden also addressed a series of laboratory safety lapses that brought CDC lab precautions to the public spotlight. But he devoted much of his attention Tuesday to other threats still facing public health.

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