America Is Worried About Antibiotic Resistance

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WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A majority of Americans believe the health threat posed by antibiotic resistance is real and pressing, a new survey shows.

The survey of more than 1,000 adults found that 65 percent believe antibiotic resistance is a public health problem, and 81 percent are worried that antibiotic resistance will make more infections difficult to treat or even deadly.

The survey was conducted by Research!America, a nonprofit public policy and health research organization, and the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA). It was also funded partly by drug maker Pfizer Inc.

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