CDC map outlines national progress against antibiotic resistance

The CDC on Wednesday updated its Antibiotic Resistance Investment Map, which offers an interactive breakdown of monetary investment and progress in the fight against superbugs.

The map offers printable state-specific fact sheets, outlining CDC efforts to curb antibiotic resistance.

"Antibiotic resistance has the potential to impact all Americans at every stage of life," said Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, director of the CDC. "This interactive map showcases the work happening on the frontlines of every state and CDC's commitment to keep people safe from drug-resistant infections."

Here are three successes detailed on the map for fiscal year 2017.

1. Michigan reduced carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections by 30 percent in 40 facilities.

2. With the help of CDC investment, 38 states and two cities now deploy whole genome sequencing to help identify antibiotic resistance and outbreaks of bacterial pathogens, including Listeria, Salmonella and Campylobacter. 

3. California expanded its local response capacity to address drug-resistant gonorrhea by eight-fold.

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