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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Lead to 23,000 Deaths a Year, C.D.C. Finds

Via New York Times, excerpt :

Federal health officials reported Monday that at least two million Americans fall ill from antibiotic-resistant bacteria every year and that at least 23,000 die from those infections, putting a hard number on a growing public health threat. 

It was the first time that federal authorities quantified the effects of organisms that many antibiotics are powerless to fight."

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