From the CDC
Each year in the United States, at least 2
million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to
antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result
of these infections. Many more people die from other conditions that
were complicated by an antibiotic-resistant infection.
Antibiotic-resistant infections can happen
anywhere. Data show that most happen in the general community; however,
most deaths related to antibiotic resistance happen in healthcare
settings such as hospitals and nursing homes.
Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013
gives a first-ever snapshot of the burden and threats posed by the
antibiotic-resistant germs having the most impact on human health. More.
Access the full report here.