Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Explained

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

 Editor's note: This infographic was updated in June 2018 to reflect the release of 2016 FDA sales data.

 

 

Dr. Anthony Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci
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‘Gram-Negative Bacteria Pose a Significant Scientific Challenge’

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‘Gram-Negative Bacteria Pose a Significant Scientific Challenge’

In the fight against what are commonly known as superbugs, the institute engages in basic, translational and clinical research aimed at finding innovative solutions to better diagnose, treat, and prevent antimicrobial-resistant infections.

Antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic resistance
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Grant Program Encourages Research Into Combining Antibiotics to Combat Resistance

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Grant Program Encourages Research Into Combining Antibiotics to Combat Resistance

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a division of the National Institutes of Health, recently announced a new funding opportunity to support research into how resistance evolves in microbial communities, including how combinations of antibiotics could be used to improve treatment and slow the emergence of resistant infections.

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Video Shows Bacteria Defeating Antibiotics in 11 Days

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A new video from researchers at Harvard University shows just how quickly bacteria “learn” to defeat antibiotics. In the stunning two-minute time-lapse recording, viewers can see bacteria develop resistance to increasingly higher doses of antibiotics.

Antibiotic use
Antibiotic use
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Trends in U.S. Antibiotic Use

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Antibiotic resistance is a pressing global public health problem. This first report on trends in antibiotic use in the United States brings together diverse sources of information in both human health care and animal agriculture settings. It complements and informs efforts to set evidence-based goals aimed at reducing unnecessary antibiotic use.