Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 16th, 2004
The sharpest decline was between 1995 and 1998. One exception: Streptococcus pneumoniae, which actually became less resistant to the antibiotics cefuroxime (a second-generation cephalosporin) and ceftriaxone (a third-generation cephalosporin).
Approximately 2 million people acquire bacterial infections in U.S. hospitals each year and 90,000 die. Approximately 70% of those infections are resistant to at least one...
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