VoICE Immunization Evidence

Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013 (Report)

Authored by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Key Idea

The US CDC identifies the use of vaccines as one of the 4 critical steps for controlling the spread of antibiotic resistance.

Key Idea

The US CDC estimates that antibiotic resistant pneumococcal infections in the US add $96 million to the costs of treatment each year.

Key Idea

2 of the 18 drug-resistant threats to US health security identified in a 2013 CDC report are potentially vaccine-preventable.

Key Idea

TB and pneumococcal infections are two of 18 drug-resistant threats to US health security identified by the CDC in 2013 and are potentially vaccine-preventable. Most antibiotic resistant TB infections in the US occur in people born outside the US.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2013. Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013 (Report).