Novant Health House Call: Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics are valuable and life-saving therapies for patients with bacterial infections, but there are many illnesses that cannot be treated by antibiotics.

CHARLOTTE, NC — Antibiotics are valuable and life-saving therapies for patients with bacterial infections, but there are many illnesses that cannot be treated by antibiotics.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that at least 2 million Americans are infected each year with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a result of these infections.

Dr. Charles Bregier of Novant Health explains antibiotic resistance.