Although antibiotics have many helpful effects, their use has created the new problem of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance is one of the most urgent threats to the public’s health. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people get infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and at least 23,000 people die as a result.
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|Find antibiotic stewardship program resources for acute care, long term care, outpatient and public health settings.||Learn more about antibiotic resistance and steps you can do to help prevent it.|