CDC warns of ‘catastrophic’ results of increased drug resistance

by Rachel Baker on September 17, 2013

The CDC has issued a warning about the evolution of bacteria resistance and their resistance to antibiotics due to overuse.

The US faces “potentially catastrophic consequences” if it does not act immediately to combat drug resistance which already kills an estimated 23,000 people a year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Monday.

It is the first time the federal agency has estimated the death toll from bacterial infections that are difficult to treat because of antibiotic resistance.

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