Germs Can Kill

Antibiotic-resistant germs kill 35,000 people in the U.S. each year, according to the latest Antibiotic Resistance Threat Report from the CDC. Countering that frightening news is that prevention efforts have reduced deaths from antibiotic-resistant infections by 18% overall and by nearly 30% in hospitals since 2013. The CDC warns, however, “Without continued vigilance, germs will continue to spread, cause infections, and harm and kill people.”