Technology in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest threats to global health today. In the U.S. alone, more than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur each year, and more than 35,000 people die as a result. This translates to a death every 15 minutes as a result of an antibiotic-resistant infection. Future projections suggest that by 2050, 10 million mortalities a year will result from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, leading to a 2 to 3.5% reduction in Gross Domestic Product and costing the world up to $100 trillion.