CDC expert: Antibiotic resistance of ‘superbugs’ worse problem than thought

CDC expert: Antibiotic resistance of ‘superbugs’ worse problem than thought
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[Ed. – Starting your week off with a pick-me-up.  Wash those hands.]

A superbug, otherwise known as an antibiotic-resistant infection, can be potentially lethal.

And according to a new CDC report, there are more than 2.8 million superbugs in the U.S. each year, with more than 35,000 people dying from them.

“The problem of antibiotic resistance is worse than we previously thought,” Dr. Michael Craig, co-author of the report and senior advisor for antibiotic resistance at the CDC, told Yahoo Finance. …

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“That really amounts to someone in the U.S. on average getting an antibiotic-resistant infection every 11 seconds, and someone dying in the U.S. on average of an antibiotic-resistance infection every 15 minutes.”

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