Parents Remember Army Vet's Battle with Antibiotic Resistance

Army Vet's Battle with Antibiotic Resistance

This video is hosted by YouTube. In order to view it, you must consent to the use of “Marketing Cookies” by updating your preferences in the Cookie Settings link below.

23,000 people a year die of antibiotic resistant infections in the United States. Carl Romm was one of them.

In this video, Joyce and Chris Romm share the story of their son, Carl.  A slew of antibiotics, they explain, failed to treat his recurring illnesses after he came home from serving in the Army.

"You're brought up to believe that if you get sick, there's an antibiotic for you. And they give it to you, and you get better," says Joyce Romm. "But since then, we've learned that too much is not a good thing."

Hear more stories from people affected by antibiotic resistance: