Antibiotic-Resistant Infections: CDC 2019 Threat Report - MPR

Antibiotic-Resistant Infections: CDC 2019 Threat Report

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Several new pathogens have been added to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s 2019 Antibiotic Resistance (AR) Threat Report. Since 2013, deaths from antibiotic-resistance threats have decreased by 18% overall, however resistance to antibiotics is increasing in 7 of the 18 pathogens identified in the report. For the first time, the CDC used electronic health data to calculate the estimates of infection and death associated with healthcare-associated pathogens.

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Reference: CDC. Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2019. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2019.