The CDC estimates that at least 2 million people become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year and at least 23,000 people die annually from these infections. Additional risks are posed from other types of organisms once sensitive to antimicrobial medicines and now resistant. This Forum event examined the public health menace posed by antimicrobial resistance and the steps to be undertaken to fight the “superbugs.”
Presented by The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health in collaboration with PRI’s The World and WGBH on February 5, 2014. Part of The Andelot Series on Current Science Controversies.