5 Facts About Antibiotic Resistance



Antibiotic resistance is one of the most urgent threats to public health.

A majority of infectious disease doctors have had at least one patient that they couldn’t treat with existing antibiotics. Here’s what you should know about superbugs.

To read more about antibiotic resistance and learn about The Pew Charitable Trusts, visit https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/antibiotic-resistance-project

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1. Antibiotic resistance is one of the most urgent threats to public health.
2. The majority of infectious disease doctors have had at least 1 patient they couldn’t treat with existing antibiotics.
3. 1 in 3 outpatient antibiotics is unnecessary.
4. There are not enough antibiotics in development to treat increasingly resistant bacteria.
5. Without effective antibiotics, most of modern medicine would be impossible.

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