Antibiotic Resistant Germs & the Havoc They Wreak (Infographic)

What happens when our best medicine becomes powerless? Well, preventable deaths and hospitalizations for one, but also: antibiotic resistant bacteria finally get taken more seriously. The recent salmonella outbreak in lieu of the government shutdown left 42 percent of infected people hospitalized. Unfortunately, antibiotics didn’t work on every patient. Antibiotic resistant bugs are a growing issue, even if it’s a topic we don’t need to confront every day. Check out the infographic below for the scoop on this growing health threat.

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Shanti S.
S S4 years ago

Thank you.

Jacqueline S.
Jacqueline S4 years ago

Knock off the anti-bacterials in everything. Wash your hands with soap and water.

heather g.
heather g4 years ago

This info has been around for many years and as said by others, US is the most over medicated country in the world.

Considering this, has there been any positive change reported in the choices Americans make ?

Lynn C.
Lynn C4 years ago


Kristin Love
Kristin Love4 years ago

Way scarier than any Halloween Fright Fest. It seems that in "our" short sighted "I want what I want NOW" coupled with the Industrial Corporate Greed factor, "we" have lost sight of everything that matters. Our Health Matters. This Planet that is our Home Matters. Having an Extra Plump Chicken Breast and/or a Fat Juicy Steak for Dinner every night doesn't really matter, not when weighed against the REAL cost of that Chicken and that Steak. :(

Karen Chestney
Karen Chestney4 years ago

Thanks for this visually interesting article. Good things to know. US is probably the most over medicated nation on Earth.

Marie W.
Marie W4 years ago

Determined to kill ourselves.

Prima B.
PrimaAWAY B4 years ago

Barbara V.
4:15PM PDT on Oct 16, 2013
"About 70 percent of the bacteria that cause infections in hospitals are resistant to at least one of the drugs most commonly used for treatment. Some organisms are resistant to all approved antibiotics and can only be treated with experimental and potentially toxic drugs. An alarming increase in resistance of bacteria that cause community acquired infections has also been documented, especially in the staphylococci and pneumococci (Streptococcus pneumoniae), which are prevalent causes of disease and mortality." (

***Barbara, exactly what I was suffering from.One thing and it's very severe when you get to this point and have an MRSA STAPH infection....

"For example: MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria) bacteria are almost always found to be resistant to multiple antibiotics. It is virulent and highly contagious. Cases are increasing."

Prima B.
PrimaAWAY B4 years ago

Some good info... I do have issues myself with antibiotic resistance. I don't eat meat for 25 years, so it's not from that. I have had more antibiotics in my life than I care to think about. I hate taking a full dose of antibiotics only to find out I have to take another course of them and a different one because it didn't work.
Believe me the last time I tried going without an antibiotic for 8 months and I ended up with Sepsis and severely sick. I Suffered bad.

Karen Gee4 years ago

Thank you for sharing.