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Millions of Americans Develop Drug-Resistant Infections Each Year
Antibiotic resistance means that an antibiotic is no longer effective against the bacteria it is intended to treat. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than two million people in the U.S. develop drug-resistant infections annually and at least 23,000 people die as a result.5
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What is Antibiotic Resistance?
Antibiotic resistance means that an antibiotic is no longer effective against the bacteria it is intended to treat. In the U.S., the number of deaths each year as a result of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSRA) is estimated at 19,000.