ATLANTA (AP) — For the first time, the U.S. government is estimating how many people die each year from drug-resistant bacteria.
Officials say more than 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses stem from germs that are hard to treat because they've become resistant to drugs.
Antibiotics became widely available in the 1940s, and today dozens are used to kill or suppress the bacteria behind everything form strep throat to the plague. But as decades passed, some antibiotics stopped working. Experts say their overuse and misuse have helped make them less effective.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the figures Monday.
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A Town of Tonawanda restaurant owner has been arrested and charged with strangulation and assault.
The suspension of a 6-year-old boy for kissing a girl at school is raising questions about whether the peck should be considered sexual harassment.
A house became engulfed in flames on Route 243, in Rushford, early Wednesday morning.
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says two people lied in a formal written statement that was filed with the Department of Social Services.
Lakes will remain active on and off through the weekend.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital is closing its 3 West Patient Care Unit in January, affecting about 30 associates at the hospital.