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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria On The Rise

The CDC is sending out a serious warning about bacteria that is resistant to many strong antibiotics. And these strains of bacteria are spreading fast. Laci explains what’s caused these bacteria to mutate and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Biologists develop new method for discovering antibiotics

“Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have developed a revolutionary new method for identifying and characterizing antibiotics, an advance that could lead to the discovery of new antibiotics to treat antibiotic resistant bacteria.”

Threat Report 2013

“This report, Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013gives a first-ever snapshot of the burden and threats posed by the antibiotic-resistant germs having the most impact on human health.”

CDC sets threat levels for drug-resistant ‘superbugs’

“Health officials have been warning us about antibiotic overuse and drug-resistant “superbugs” for a long time. But today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sounding the alarm in a new way.”

Antibiotics overused and overprescribed in U.S., particularly in the South: study

“U.S. doctors are prescribing enough antibiotics to give them to 4 out of 5 Americans every year, an alarming pace that suggests they are being overused, a new government study finds.”

The Antibiotic Debate

“Ranchers and farmers have been feeding antibiotics to the animals we eat since they discovered decades ago that small doses of antibiotics administered daily would make most animals gain as much as 3 percent more weight than they otherwise would. In an industry where profits are measured in pennies per animal, such weight gain was revolutionary.”

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