In January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data in its Antibiotic Resistance (AR) Investment Map, which shows early progress by states to combat AR. This year's AR Investment Map features more than 170 state-reported successes -- like rapidly identifying and containing rare and concerning resistant germs to protect communities --with each state reporting multiple successes. These are the first comprehensive reports on state progress made following the first year of Congress' unprecedented $163 million investment in CDC's Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative.
The AR Investment Map displays CDC's AR activities in printable state- and city-specific fact sheets, providing a comprehensive view of CDC's resources to protect Americans from antibiotic-resistant infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when germs no longer respond to the drugs designed to kill them. Some germs already have become resistant to all available antibiotics, making some completely untreatable.
Learn more about CDC's AR Solutions Initiative and ongoing work to combat AR at www.cdc.gov/DrugResistance.