Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance

According to WHO, if we don't take action, we will enter the post-antibiotic era, in which a common infection and minor injury can be life-threatening. It is estimated that by 2050 more people will die from infection than from cancer. 

2,000,000

2,000,000 people in the United States suffer from severe infections caused by antibiotic resistance each year.

23,000

23,000 people in the United States die each year as a direct result of antibiotic resistant infections.

700,000

The number of deaths caused by drug-resistant bacterial infections worldwide is 700,000 annually.

63%

63% of infectious disease physicians in the US have encountered infectious patients whose antibiotics are ineffective.

$ 20 billion

Direct medical expenditure due to topically related drug-resistant bacterial infections globally is as high as $ 20 billion a year.

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