Infographic: Understanding bacterial resistance to antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health today.

It can affect anyone, of any age, in any country.

Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels all over the world. As new resistance mechanisms emerge and spread every day, the ability to treat common infectious diseases is threatened. A growing list of infections—including pneumonia, tuberculosis, blood poisoning and gonorrhea—are becoming more difficult to treat as antibiotics become less effective.