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2 million Americans annually get infections that antibiotics can’t cure

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sums up the scene for bacterial infections that should be curable with antibiotics-but aren't.

More than two million Americans get sick every year with infections that defy modern antibiotics. At least 23,000 Americans die each year. Such infections may account for as much as $20 billion in extra healthcare costs and $35 billion in lost productivity.