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Global antibiotic consumption soars 36% in 10 years, raising concerns about superbugs


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Human consumption of antibiotics around the globe increased by 36% in the 2000-2010 period, primarily in the developing world, raising concerns about the threat of antimicrobial resistance, according to a study by researchers from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) and Princeton University. Antibiotic consumption both necessary and unnecessary leads directly to resistance.

Antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise among US children, study finds


WASHINGTON, D.C. Infections caused by a type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are increasing among children in the U.S., according to a new study co-authored by CDDEP researchers and published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. The rising rate of infections, which are particularly prevalent among children between 1 and 5 years old, is raising concerns about dwindling treatment options.