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Antibiotic Resistance: 5 things to know

Updated: Apr 26, 2022

In the US, over 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur annually – resulting in over 35,000 fatalities.

Antibiotic resistance happens when certain medications are no longer effective against germs like bacteria and fungi; therefore, the germs continue to grow, and infections worsen.

With the potential to affect people at any stage of life and in multiple industries like healthcare, agriculture, and veterinary, antimicrobial resistance (AMR/AR) is a significant threat to public health.

Check out additional information about antibiotic resistance from the CDC here.

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