By Marie Rosenthal, MS

In a new report released today, the CDC said antibiotic-resistant bacteria and fungi cause more than 2.8 million infections in the United States, and 35,000 of them end in death.

That means on average, “a death from antibiotic-resistant infection occurs about every 15 minutes, and a resistant infection occurs ever 11 seconds,” CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, MD, said in a telebriefing.

Using data sources not previously available, the updated “Antibiotic