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CDC warns of a new super threat

The 1971 microscope image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, which causes sexually transmitted diseases, gonorrhea. In a report released Wednesday, November 13, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that around 36,000 Americans died due to drug-resistant infections in 2017, down about 18% from around 44,000 in 2013. Although deaths may fall, infections Non-fatal increases nationally from 2013 to 2017, from 2.6 million to 2.8 million. The dramatic increase in drug-resistant gonorrhea, urinary tract infections, and group A streptococcus is largely to blame. (CDC via AP)

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UPDATE 18:55 PT – Friday, November 14, 2019

The CDC says that every 15 minutes, someone in the US dies because of a super immune to antibiotics. Report 2019 'Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States & # 39; says around 35,000 deaths occur every year due to drug-resistant infections.

The new federal report puts five super-resistant drugs on the CDC's list of pressing threats, which is up from the three germs listed in their 2013 report.

"This CDC report, the second of its kind, presents data on the top 18 pathogens that require attention now," said CDC Director Robert Redfield. "This emphasizes that antibiotic resistance is a One Health problem that can spread through people, animals and the environment … and affects almost every aspect of life."

Genetic research shows that germs have become very adept at teaching one another how to outwit antibiotics. Experts encourage doctors to prescribe antibiotics only when absolutely necessary.

"Our nation must stop referring to the coming post-antibiotic era – it's already here," Redfield insisted. "You and I live in a time when some miracle drug no longer works wonders and families are snatched away by microscopic enemies."

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