CDC Warns About Powerful Antibiotic-Resistant Infections in its Latest Report

by Helen Gonzales
CDC Warns About Powerful Antibiotic-Resistant Infections in its Latest Report

As days are passing, infections are becoming drug-resistant. It seems like the risk of viruses, that cannot be treated with antibiotics, is larger than formerly estimated. According to the latest report from the CDC, the U.S. and the entire world continue to fall away in a battle against antibiotic resistance. The federal report has notified that more than 35,000 people die every year due to infections resistant to antibiotics, or superbugs. Even more, there is a massive rise of superbugs affecting the health of American people for the past ten years. The CDC has noted a fall in deaths due to superbugs but has warned about higher antibiotic resistance. The 2019 report reveals a rise in deaths by 18% since 2013.

Before this, in 2013, the CDC had issued a first notice revealing increasing resistance against antibiotics in the U.S. At the time, the report offered a cautious estimate of how often these bacteria affect people’s health and kill thousands of Americans every year. Even more, the report included the list of resistant infections, bacteria, and fungi imposing a significant threat. Researchers had organized the list depending on the threat level, i.e., from relevant to severe. Since then, the federal health agency has anticipated that these infections harm more than 2 million American people every year.

But this year, the condition has only got worse. The latest CDC report has anticipated diagnosis of up to 3 million superbug-affected cases, along with the death of 35,900. Apart from this, the CDC has added two more infections to the list of antibiotic-resistant infections. First is C. auris, a rigid form of fungi, which is often called Candida auris. The second infection is Acinetobacter resistant to Carbapenem. It is a gram-negative bacteria that seems harmless to healthy people, but unsafe for hospitalized people. On the other hand, the news has raised the need to develop new antibiotics. Currently, few companies across the globe are functioning to formulate them. For now, there is no coming period where antibiotics will stop affecting all forms of infections.

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