Connecting faces to facts: the stories behind antimicrobial resistance

22 March 2017

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has recently released a report titled Faces of Antimicrobial Resistance, a compilation of patient stories that shows the reality of antimicrobial resistance and its impact on actual lives.

Moving beyond data and statistics, the report delves into how antimicrobial resistant infections first appeared in patients, how they ultimately caused a decline in patient quality of life and at times, how they lead to unnecessary deaths. With an estimated 700 000 death1 occurring each year from bacteria that are drug-resistant, the report highlights that infection prevention must be prioritized to combat one of the most significant challenges of our times.


[1] Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (UK)