Novel Antimicrobials and AMR Diagnostics 2019


CDC: New antibiotic resistance threats report expected for 2019

Stat news reports an expert opinion according to which CDC will release an updated “Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States” report in the fall of 2019.

Journalist from the US-based life science information provider Stat news asked a whole host of experts — scientists, CEOs, policymakers, and professors — to weigh in on what themes they expect to see emerge in the next 12 months. Among the topics addressed by the experts was also the following conclusion: "We’ll get a clearer picture on antibiotic resistance threats".

According to Matthew Wellington, antibiotics program director, U.S. PIRG and U.S. PIRG Education Fund, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will issue an updated report on AMR threats in the US in fall this year. "The original report, published in 2013, sparked action to address antibiotic overuse in human health care and agriculture. Its conservative estimates showed that at least 2 million Americans get sick from antibiotic-resistant infections, and 23,000 die every year," he explains and adds that "The updated report will likely have a clearer picture of how many people are affected by antibiotic-resistant infections in the U.S., which will fuel efforts to reduce antibiotic use." 

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