New CDC report on antibiotic resistance

Yesterday, the CDC released a new report on antibiotic resistant infections (full text here). It's a nicely done, mostly nontechnical report that seems primarily designed to raise awareness. There's not much new in the report except some updated estimates on the impact of these infections, which probably explains why the New York Times relegated its coverage to page 13. That piece, which quotes Eli, notes that the impact estimates are lowish, and CDC officials acknowledge that the estimates were intentionally conservative. As we've noted previously in this blog, we need more funding for prevention studies, new drugs, and better stewardship to protect the drugs we currently have.


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