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CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Mon Sep 16, 2013 07:14 PM CDT

ATLANTA (AP) -- For the first time, the government is estimating how many people die from drug-resistant bacteria each year -- more than 23,000, or about as many as those killed annually by flu.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the number Monday to spotlight the growing threat of germs that are hard to treat because they've become resistant to drugs.

Finally estimating the problem sends "a very powerful message," said Dr. Helen Boucher, a Tufts University expert and spokeswoman for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. "We're facing a catastrophe."

Antibiotics like penicillin and streptomycin first became ...

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