The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has defined the antimicrobial resistance problem as a “major blooming public health crisis.” Drug resistant bacterial infections affect hundreds of thousands of Americans and cause tens of thousands of deaths each year. These infections are painful, difficult to treat, and this ‘silent epidemic’ costs the U.S. health care system many billions of dollars annually. And yet, an astoundingly diminutive amount of federal resources are being committed to address this staggering problem.
The list below highlights antimicrobial resistance issues at the state level. Click on an individual state for a detailed look at the problems being caused by antimicrobial resistant organisms in that state.
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