Wednesday, September 18, 2013

CDC warns of 'urgent' antibiotic-resistant threats (VIDEO)

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control has found that every year, 2 million Americans have fallen ill and nearly 23,000 people have died due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Some blame the over prescription of antibiotics for these numbers, but is this an issue to be worried about?

Dr. Brad Spellberg with the Infectious Diseases Society of America weighs in on the severity of the situation.

CDC now admits era of antibiotics at an end as bacteria out-wit drug companies  (VIDEO)

In a breakthrough moment of truth for the CDC, the agency now openly admits that prescription antibiotics have led to a catastrophic rise in superbugs, causing the death of at least 23,000 Americans each year (an estimate even the CDC calls "conservative").

This is the conclusion of the CDC's new Threat Report 2013, a document that for the first time quantifies the number of fatalities happening in America due to antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

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