CDC Telebriefing: New CDC Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report shows infection prevention is working but continued action is needed to protect all people

What:

Antibiotic-resistant (AR) bacteria and fungi cause more than 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths in the United States each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will give updates on the continued threat of antibiotic resistance in the United States.

Who:

Robert R Redfield, M.D., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michael Craig, MPP, Antibiotic Resistance Coordination and Strategy Unit, CDC

When

Media: 888-795-0855

Non-Media: 888-390-0851

INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0173

PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions

If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question.

You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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