Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s top threats to public health.
How we use antibiotics today – or even for one patient – directly impacts how effective those antibiotics will be tomorrow, or for another patient. Resistance isn’t just a problem for the person with the infection. Some resistant bacteria have the potential to spread to others – promoting even more antibiotic resistant infections.
It will likely be many years before new antibiotics are available to treat some resistant infections, making it critical that we improve the use of those that are currently available.
All information provided courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).