This report is dedicated to the 48,700 families
who lose a loved one each year to antibiotic resistance
or Clostridioides difficile, and the countless healthcare
providers, public health experts, innovators, and others
who are fighting back with everything they have.
Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2019 (2019 AR Threats Report) is a
publication of the Antibiotic Resistance Coordination and Strategy Unit within the Division ofHealthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Suggested citation: CDC. Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2019. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2019.
Available online: The full 2019 AR Threats Report, including methods and appendices, is
available online at www.cdc.gov/DrugResistance/Biggest-Threats.html.