Key facts about the growing danger of antibiotic resistance

Each year, thousands of people die from resistant infections

  • In America, hospital-acquired infections, most of which are caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens, result in an estimated 99 000 deaths each year.1

More antibiotics, more resistance

Data show there is a direct correlation between antibiotic use and resistance. Countries with higher consumption of antibiotics show higher resistance rates.1

Lack of investment in new antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is compounded by the lack of investment in the development of novel antibiotics that could replace existing antimicrobial agents. This further emphasizes the importance of preserving the efficacy of existing agents.1