By Kristy Bleizeffer Nov 14, 2016
In America, at least 23,000 people die every year from infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Another 2 million become sick from resistant bacteria .Antibiotic use (or misuse) is the No. 1 factor leading to antibiotic resistance. That’s why the CDC designated Nov. 14-18 Get Smart About Antibiotics Week. Here, Mark Dowell, M.D., answers common questions about antibiotic resistance.