Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013 THREAT REPORT

About 80 percent of all antibiotics distributed in the U.S. were for food animals, and CSPI has documented 55 foodborne illness outbreaks between 1973 and 2011 where the bacteria identified were resistant to at least one antibiotic. Thirty-four of those outbreaks occurred since 2000.

“Because of the link between antibiotic use in food-producing animals and the occurrence of antibiotic-resistant infections in humans, antibiotics should be used in food-producing animals only under veterinary oversight and only to manage and treat infectious diseases, not to promote growth,” reads the report.

“We continue to promote the concept that, if an animal is sick, using antibiotics to treat that animal is obviously important,” said CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden. “We also know that there are specific situations in which the widespread use of antimicrobials in agriculture has resulted in an increase in resistant infections in humans.”



Threat Report 2013

This report, Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013 gives a first-ever snapshot of the burden and threats posed by the antibiotic-resistant germs having the most impact on human health. 

Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections. Many more people die from other conditions that were complicated by an antibiotic-resistant infection.

Antibiotic-resistant infections can happen anywhere. Data show that most happen in the general community; however, most deaths related to antibiotic resistance happen in healthcare settings such as hospitals and nursing homes.

What's in the Report

Foreword Adobe PDF file [page 5]
Executive Summary Adobe PDF file [page 6]
Section 1: The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance Adobe PDF file [page 11]
Section 2: Fighting Back Against Antibiotic Resistance Adobe PDF file [page 31]
Four Core Actions to Prevent Antibiotic Resistance Adobe PDF file [page 31]
Section 3: Current Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States,
by Microorganism
 Adobe PDF file [page 49]
Microorganisms with a Threat Level of Urgent

Microorganisms with a Threat Level of Serious

Microorganisms with a Threat Level of Concerning
Technical Appendix Adobe PDF file [page 93]
Glossary Adobe PDF file [page 107]
Acknowledgements Adobe PDF file [page 112]

Download the 2013 Report now » Adobe PDF file [PDF - 114 pages 4.18mb]


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Research Article
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
New MRSA ST398 superbug strain found in UK milk Occupational risk factor
Rapid communications
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Staphylococcus aureus CC398: Host Adaptation and Emergence of Methicillin Resistance in Livestock
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Occurrence and distribution of Staphylococcus aureuslineages among zoo animals
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
In-feed antibiotic effects on the swine intestinal microbiome
Thursday, June 9, 2011
New Superbug Found in Cows and People
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Retail Meat, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Monday, April 18, 2011
Multidrug-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in US Meat and Poultry
that MRSA is some nasty stuff. damn near killed me in 2001 after one of my neck surgeries. 8 weeks vancomycin via long PIC line straight to the heart. nasty, nasty stuff. ...



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