Infections From Antibiotic Resistant ‘Superbugs’ on the Rise, New CDC Report Says

Oh yes we’ll need more vaccines of course for this … big pharma will be pleased ka-tching

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This 1971 microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Gram-negative, diplococcal, Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria, which had been sampled from a culture. (CDC via AP)


Dangerous “superbugs” that have become resistant to our most sophisticated antibiotics are deadlier than originally thought, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Each year, more than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur across the United States, causing more than 35,000 deaths, the landmark report (pdf) found. That’s one death as a result of these infections about every 15 minutes, according to the CDC.

The report examined bacteria and fungi from the electronic health records of about 700 U.S. hospitals, and categorized 21 different infections into lists titled “urgent threats,” “serious threats,” “concerning threats,” and “watch list.”

“Despite significant progress, this threat remains our enemy,” Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC Director, said during a news conference, reported Live Science.

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