Health Alert | WCTV Eyewitness News: Tallahassee, Thomasville, Valdosta

Health Alert 11-13: Antibiotic Resistant Infections Increase

By: Angela Howard
By: Angela Howard

Anti-biotic resistant infections are on the rise, which is why the Centers for Disease Control and more than two dozen other health organizations are teaming up to get a handle on the problem.

Health officials say the overuse of antibiotics in the U.S. is a threat to public health. They're reminding folks that antibiotics are only effective against bacterial infections- not viral ones.

Numbers show Children have the highest rates of antibiotic use, so resistance in children is a big concern.


WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32309
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 179195701 - wctv.tv/a?a=179195701