About 35,000 people die each year from drug-resistant infections in the United States, and even the most advanced antibiotics are ineffective, according to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), foreign media reported Thursday.
In the report, five drug-resistant superbugs were added to the “emergency threat” list. This is two more than reported in 2013. “Some magical drugs can no longer work miracles,” the report said. “
The report also notes that while superbug infections in hospitals have decreased, infections are increasing elsewhere in the community.
“This issue is going to affect everyone in the U.S.,” said Michael Craig, senior adviser on antibiotic resistance at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, everyone on Earth may be affected. “