Without immediate and sustained action to address antibiotic resistance, we face a future in which people die of common infections and many of the medical advances we take for granted today are impossible. On World Health Day 2011, which focuses on raising global awareness about antibiotic resistance, IDSA is rolled out a comprehensive, multifaceted plan to address this crisis.
Ricky Lannetti was killed on December 6, 2003. His killer, MRSA, is still on the loose. Ricky's mother, Theresa Drew, will be speaking at IDSA's World Health Day events.
Read Ricky's story, and the stories of other patients and families affected by antibiotic-resistant infections.
The incidence of antibiotic-resistant strains has been rapidly increasing. At the same time, new antibiotic approvals have dramatically decreased. Click the chart to view a larger version.
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