Antibiotic resistance: how has it become a global threat to public health?

September 10, 2014 6:06 PM

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Antibiotic resistance: how has it become a global threat to public health?

As predicted almost 70 years ago by the man who discovered the first antibiotic, drug resistance is upon us.

A 2013 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that more than 2 million people in the US alone become ill every year as a result of antibiotic-resistant infections, and 23,000 die from such infections.

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