We need your help in the fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
Each year, millions of people become sick with infections that are resistant to the life-saving antibiotics that transformed modern medicine, and thousands die. Yet it's been more than 30 years since scientists have been able to make a new type of antibiotic available to patients. As bacteria evolve and become resistant to the antibiotics we have left, common bacteria, such as those causing strep throat and foodborne illness, are becoming increasingly difficult to treat, and it affects us all.
To combat this rising tide of antibiotic-resistant superbugs and ensure that a world without antibiotics remains a thing of the past, our level of preparedness must match the magnitude of the threat. We must invest now in scientific research and drug development, and take action to protect existing antibiotics so that doctors and patients will have access to antibiotics that work when they need them – today and for our children and grandchildren in the generations to come.
Congress needs to know that you care about this growing threat and the need for additional funding to expand medical research and fight antibiotic resistance.
Raise your voice and share your support for continued U.S. efforts to combat antibiotic resistance, while researchers work to discover new types of antibiotics that are so desperately needed.
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