Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria is a Growing Threat

Where superbugs come from and what can be done to combat them

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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Is a Growing  Threat, 2023: Where superbugs come from and what can be done to combat them. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria  pose an urgent and growing public health threat. Common bacteria, such as those that cause urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted infections, are becoming increasingly difficult to treat. Without effective antibiotics, even simple infections could become deadly, making medical procedures like surgery, chemotherapy, and dialysis too dangerous.
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How COVID-19 Is Increasing Antibiotic Use

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In the span of just a few short months, the ramifications and impact of COVID-19 have been vast. Virtually every aspect of public health has been affected by this pandemic, and the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria is no exception.

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Nontraditional Products for Bacterial Infections

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As of December 2019, an estimated 30 new nontraditional products with the potential to treat or prevent serious bacterial infections were in clinical development. Below is a snapshot of the current nontraditional products pipeline, based on publicly available information and informed by external experts.

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New Antibiotics Needed to Fight Nightmare Superbug

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CRE sickens thousands of Americans each year, but no new classes of drugs to treat it are in clinical development .

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How does broadband internet reach our homes, phones, and tablets? What kind of infrastructure connects us all together? What are the major barriers to broadband access for American communities?

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What Is Antibiotic Resistance—and How Can We Fight It?

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” are a major threat to modern medicine. But how does resistance work, and what can we do to slow the spread? Read personal stories, expert accounts, and more for the answers to those questions in our four-week email series: Slowing Superbugs.

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